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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air in the west we have just learned of a sixth device in the case of the serial bomber. it comes just hours after a fifth bomb now detonates. this time, the bomb going off at a fedex facility. the suspect trying to mail the bomb. and what wives now learned about that new package. also breaking, the massive storm hitting in just hours, affecting travel coast to coast. 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. rob marciano standing by with the track. and the deadly tornado outbreak tonight, and bracing for a dangerous evening 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. president trump and the call with vladimir putin,
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congratulating him on his win. no talk of meddling. no talk of the poisoning of the former russian spy and his daughter. some republicans outraged tonight. the undercover video. what we had not seen. the ceo of cambridge analytica, bragging about helping the trump campaign win, and how. tonight, that ceo has been suspended. and first, the adult film star, now, the former playboy model, suing to break her silence, after being paid for her story that was never told. and the royal headline tonight coming in for ringo starr. you'll see the image. good evening, as we come on the air in the west tonight. and we do begin with breaking news. the manhunt intensifying at this hour for a serial bomber, after a fifth bomb detonates. that time, at that fedex facility. tonight, we have now learned of a sixth device discovered, and the potential clues it might reveal. abc's marcus moore from austin, leading us off. >> reporter: tonight, the race
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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: the device that blew up shipped from this austin fedex store. police shutting it down today. and late tonight, a new clue. we've now learned fedex has recovered a second device shipped by the same person that they've now turned 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. so, you never know what might happen. >> reporter: the police chief today briefing austin city council. >> we've now brought in the new element that that device was actually going through one of
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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 are questioning every step. >> when we went for 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 had ever been mailed. >> if you see something that's abnormal, a package you don't think should be where it is, call 911, have an officer come and 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.
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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 leading us off with breaking developments tonight. as we're on the air in the west, it is also hard to believe, but another nor'easter. the fourth one set to hit within just hours. and it is major. it will affect travel coast to coast. more than a foot of snow expected in some places. and some of the power behind this system already bringing deadly tornadoes. and they are bracing for another dangerous night. at least 11 confirmed twisters already. this one in alabama. the outbreak destroying homes and buildings in jacksonville, alabama. and just look at this nor'easter forming, already moving in. and tonight, winter storm warnings from d.c. to philly, new york city to boston. as i mentioned, schools already shut down here in new york city. let's get right to meteorologist
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rob marciano with the new track tonight. rob? >> 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 still have a severe threat across parts of florida and two areas of winter weather this evening, already across the northeast and that one in the midwest. it's all going to combine here over the next 24 hours. so, here we go. 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 and 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 weighing down the cherry blos tom trees 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 unlike the last one, 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
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and opening fire. students rushed to the hospital. heavily armed teams outside, the building on lockdown. frightened students huddling under their desks. anxious parents rushing to 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. >> anybody need medical treatment? >> no. >> reporter: investigators say the gunman, 17-year-old austin wyatt rollins, walked into 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
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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. >> and kenneth moton joins us live from the scene tonight. and kenneth, as you know, education secretary betsy devos was grilled on capitol hill today about school shootings. she was asked if she would meet with the students from parkland, when they come to washington in the coming days to march, as you just mentioned, and here's what she said. >> would you be willing to meet with the parkland students?
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we'd be glad to facilitate a meeting. >> 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 schedule is -- >> okay, if we could just follow up with that, we would certainly appreciate it. >> kenneth, you are also 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 moton tonight. kenneth, thank you. next, president trump's phone call to russia. the president revealing today that he called vladimir putin to congratulate him on his re-election victory. but when questioned, the white house saying that russian meddling and the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter with a nerve agent did
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not come up in the phone call. 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 on the victory, his electoral victory. >> reporter: that did not sit well with republican senator john mccain. he bashed the president, saying, "an american president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators 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.
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>> 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 tonight 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, or exactly what they entail, 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 with us again tonight. thank you. next, to new undercover video revealed today, showing the former ceo of cambridge
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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. >> you have? >> 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 accused of using the facebook data, 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. cambridge analytica denies using the facebook data on the trump campaign, and they claim they
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deleted it as soon as they realized how it was obtained. on "60 minutes," trump's 2016 digital director, and his 2020 campaign manager, described how important facebook was to 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. >> reporter: facebook, now under fire for permitting so much personal data to be gathered from americans without their explicit permission. in the channel 4 news report, hillary clinton wants to know if the russians were working with cambridge analytica. and the facebook information. >> if they were getting advice from, let's say, cambridge analytica or someone else about, 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 with us from london tonight. and terry, as you know, lawmakers both here in washington and there in the uk
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now want to talk to facebook, including ceo mark zuckerberg. >> reporter: that's right, david. parliament wants to talk to mark zuckerberg. congress wants to talk to mark zuckerberg. lawmakers want to know why facebook wasn't more aggressive going after all these data leaks, or even whether they were making so much money off them, they turned a blind eye. david? >> terry moran with us again tonight. 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 can 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 mcdougal 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. >> come on over. wow. beautiful. >> reporter: she claims what came next was a ten-month
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romantic relationship. mcdougal has never told her story publicly. in 2015, at the time of the republican debate, she tweeted this old photo. just before the election, she sold the rights to "the enquirer's" publisher, american media, inc, 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 her lawyer urged her to sign the 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?
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>> reporter: today, her attorney released this picture of a polygraph she took in 2011. when asked, did you have unprotected sex with donald trump? she responded yes. >> linsey with us now. the white house denying the allegations, and the publishers of "the national enquirer" are responding to the lawsuit? >> reporter: yes. ami tells abc news that 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 now the other student who died on spring break in mexico. we'll have details on that front. and then, the royal headline breaking for ringo starr. the explanation behind this image tonight. image tonight. a lot more news ahead. the doc, just for a shot. but why go back there, when you can stay home,
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a woman who had just called 911. she was then shot dead when they arrived on the scene. and here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: justine damond called police for help, but minutes later, she was dead. tonight, prosecutors charging the minneapolis police officer who shot her with third degree murder and manslaughter. >> officer noor did not act reasonably and abused his authority to use deadly force. >> reporter: back on july 15th, damond called police to report a possible assault. >> female screaming behind the building. >> reporter: officers matthew harrity and mohamed noor responded to that dark alley. investigators revealing today the officers had just relayed a code 4 to dispatch, indicating they were safe, when suddenly, a noise near the rear of their squad startled them. noor, in the passenger seat, shoots out of the open driver's side window. >> he reaches across in front of his partner, shoots a gun at an object that he can't see.
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that's evidence of a depraved mind, in my view. >> reporter: in a statement tonight, officer noor's attorney argues he should have never been charged, and says his actions were consistent with his training and departmental policy. if convicted, he faces up to 35 years behind bars. david? >> alex perez, thank you. when we come back tonight, the major headline involving ringo starr. and the deaths of two american college students. separate cases in bermuda and in mexico tonight. and what we're learning about both cases, when we come back.g , previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy, including those with an abnormal alk or egfr gene who've tried an fda-approved targeted therapy, who wouldn't want a chance for another...? who'd say no to a...? who wouldn't want a chance to live longer. opdivo (nivolumab). over 40,000 patients have been prescribed opdivo immunotherapy. opdivo can cause your immune system to attack normal organs and tissues in your body and affect how they work. this may happen during or after treatment has ended, and may become serious and lead to death.
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with him. an autopsy will be conducted tomorrow. and overseas tonight, call him sir ringo. prince william today knighted former beatles drummer ringo starr. he received the honor under his real name, sir richard starkey. bandmate sir paul mccartney was knighted in 1997. thank you, sirs. when we come back here tonight, what happened six months ago, so many of you jumping in to help. america strong. >> tech: at safelite autoglass we know that when you're spending time with the grandkids... ♪ music >> tech: ...every minute counts. and you don't have time for a cracked windshield. that's why at safelite, we'll show you exactly when we'll be there. with a replacement you can trust. all done sir. >> grandpa: looks great! >> tech: thanks for choosing safelite. >> grandpa: thank you! >> child: bye! >> tech: bye! saving you time... so you can keep saving the world. >> kids: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace ♪
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torres is still rebuilding. this is all that's left of her home. >> the living room. >> reporter: this is the living room? carmen hasn't given up hope, and there are many signs of it. we remember the town we found back then, cut off from food and medicine. we showed you the bridge that was gone. this used to be part of the bridge that has now completely collapsed. families forced to hold onto this wire to cross. tonight, the new bridge is almost done. there was the apartment building david went to, just 15 minutes from the san juan airport. lizbeth vasquez delgado from new york city taking care of her parents. >> how much food and water have they brought? >> none. >> nothing? >> none at all. >> reporter: in the bedroom, her parents in need of medication. good samaritans watching the news wanted to help, flying lizbeth and her parents to new york. back in puerto rico, we returned
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to that apartment building. today, the lights, the electricity, back on. we're actually taking the elevator up this time, as opposed to the stairs. those hallways dark when david was here. now brightly lit. >> every time i wake up in the morning, i say, life is good. >> reporter: they now have food and medicine and hope. >> thank you, eva pilgrim. and thank you for watching. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. good night.
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. the first day of spring brings wind, rain and the threat of thunderstorms. i'll have a closer look in just a moment. how did facebook user data end up in the hands of the 2016 trump campaign? it's put facebook under investigation, and that may not be the worst of it. >> announcer: live where you live. this is abc 7 news. live doppler 7 gives us a glimpse of where it's raining now and who is about to see raindrops next. this storm is just the beginning. a much stronger one isn't far off. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. it's the first of three straight days of rain. >> we're taking a live look at conditions across the bay area. check out the view of mt. tam. you see the drivers along highway 101. >> puddles formed in palo alto.
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this was the view for drivers in highway 24 in orinda >> this is our lake tahoe view. >> let's bring in abc 7 news weather anchor spencer christian. >> as you can see, right now things are relatively quiet compared to earlier today. there's a lot of moisture around. we're not getting heavy downpours at the moment. notice the guiding force moving the rain in our direction, being assisted by the counterclockwise circulation of the low pressure system. the rain is aimed directly at southern and central coastal areas of california. the current storm ranks 1 on the storm impact scale, producing light to moderate rain, wind gusting 15 to 30 miles per hour. there's a chance of an isolated thunderstorm or two. taking us into the nighttime

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