tv ABC World News With David Muir ABC November 18, 2016 6:30pm-7:00pm EST
tonight, breaking news. as we come on, the bombshell $25 million settlement just in, after allegations of fraud against trump university. the president-elect once tweeting he would not settle out of principle. tonight, his team now responding. also breaking, the deadly blizzard hitting right now. moving from the midwest to the northeast. the school bus horror. the bus flipping. multiple injuries. students crawling through the hatch of the bus. tonight, the officer captured on camera punching a woman he was trying to detain. and now comes word, a major new development. the bear attack. the 63-year-old woman walking down the driveway in an american suburb. a 200-pound bear attacks. she calls 911, saying her arms and legs already broken.
thanksgiving rush. good evening. we begin tonight with several breaking developments. first, news of the major settlement. donald trump settling with students who claimed that trump university was fraudulent. we begin with rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: tonight, abc news has learned attorneys for president-elect donald trump have settled all three fraud cases against trump university for $25 million, and no admission of wrongdoing. eric snyderman called it a fraud from beginning to end, confirmed the settlement.
>> would you state your full name for the record, please? >> donald john trump. >> reporter: representatives for the trump organization telling abc news, resolution of these matters allows president-elect trump to devote his full attention to the issues facing our great nation. >> he had strong feelings about the case, but he was willing to put his personal beliefs trump vowed to never settle the claims. saying trump university has a 98% rating.
valuable knowledge, and that a vast majority of former students were happy. the allegations of fraud were set to make headlines, with the trial set to begin later this month before the judge whom trump criticized as bias because he was the son of mexican immigrants. brian ross has reported students were falsely told mr. trump had personally selected the faculty. tonight, it appears those claims will not go to trial. >> and rebecca is with trump university had been a major campaign issue. >> reporter: yes, it was. and now it's settled. one of the other major issues, mr. trump's tax returns. president-elect trump, the first president in 40 years to get elected without releasing them. david? >> rebecca, thank you. meanwhile, president-elect trump naming his choice for attorney general, and drawing
immediately. tonight, senator jeff sessions has accepted the offer, but he will face questions about his record on civil rights. here's pierre thomas. >> has anybody ever heard of senator jeff sessions? >> reporter: donald trump picked a trusted advisor as the next attorney general. someone who stood at his side during the ear needs to listen to what donald trump's been saying. >> reporter: but he is a nominee who has become a lightning rod for some on the left. the chairman of the congressional black caucus calling senator sessions' civil rights record, quote, "appalling." they point to the fact he was rejected from a potential federal judicial seat 30 years ago when a former black colleague accused sessions of calling him "boy." and told him, "be careful of what you say to white folks."
>> i am not a racist. i am not insensitive to blacks. i supported civil rights activity in my state. i have done my job with integrity, equality, and fairness for all. >> reporter: his supporters point to his record as a former u.s attorney and senator who served nearly 20 years. senator ted cruz saying, quote, "senator jeff sessions' nomination as attorney general is great news for all of us who revere the constitution and the rule of law." state, a woman who champion ed bringing down the confederate flag. south carolina governor nikki haley, a rising star. >> i was never the president-elect's biggest cheerleader. >> reporter: recalling those barbs haley and trump traded during the campaign. >> during anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. >> reporter: trump firing back. "the people of south carolina
but now -- >> he ran against both parties, against the political system at large. a system he argued was fundamentally broken. >> reporter: also in contention for the top diplomatic job, trump's former foe, mitt romney. >> i don't want to see trickle-down racism. i don't want to see a president of the united states saying things which change the character of the generations of americans that are following. >> he was begging for my endorsement. i could have said, mitt, drop to your knees. he would have dropped to his knees. he was begging. true. >> reporter: and trump's controversial new top advisor, steve bannon, the former head of breitbart news, which published headlines like "the confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage." addressing critics. "i'm not a white nationalist," he said. "i'm a nationalist. i'm an economic nationalist." >> pierre is with us live from
sessions, he's been outspoken on hillary clinton and the e-mails. >> reporter: he's been critical of the fbi's nsinvestigation of the e-mails. david? >> pierre, thank you. we have one more development on this tonight. the president-elect also putting his national security team together. tonight, another one of picks, lieutenant general michael flynn is getting praise and pushback. here's martha raddatz. >> reporter: tonight, fallout over the president-elect's choice, lieutenant general michael flynn. >> this is not someone who is prone to thoughtful consideration of issues. someone who often flies off of the handle and makes snap judgments. >> reporter: flynn has been at donald trump's side and in his
islam. tweeting last february, fear of muslims is rational. >> islam is a political ideology. it definitely hides behind this notion of it being a religion. >> reporter: at the republican national convention, the general joining the chorus against hillary clinton. >> yes, that's right. lock her up! >> reporter: he's also under reported ties to turkey. and here, at dinner with putin. and the former director of the cia, mike hayden, saying he has been incredibly successful in the fight against terrorism. >> reporter: martha with us live. and one more choice drawing
the national security team, coming together. >> thank you. we move on to other news, and the deadly blizzard on the move. more than 300 crashes already. whiteout conditions in minnesota. and the trucks that had to travel, battling ice and deep snow. phillip mena is in south dakota. full-on blizzard in parts of the upper midwest. highways littered with big rigs and cars. officials in several states begging drivers to stay home. melvin gray headed out before dawn in st. cloud, minnesota, and almost immediately regretted it. >> i can see probably 30 feet in front of me and it is just too rough to drive in. >> reporter: here in sioux falls, drivers have been urged to stay off the road. all of this wind has really reduced visibility. and it has been blowing like this since 4:00 in the morning.
responding to more than 340 accidents, at least two of them fatal. wind gusts nearly 60 miles an hour, downing trees and power lines. plows disappearing into whiteout conditions. some taken off the roads. david, they're finally starting to clear this highway. but with the snow and ice, and temperatures plummeting into going to be treacherous. david? >> thank you. let's get right to rob marciano with the track of this thing. >> it's a powerful, pattern-busting storm. severe storms, and rain turns to wind-driven snow and lake effect snow. warnings up for western new york
lakes. will feel like the teens in chicago and pittsburgh, 20s in d.c. and atlanta. a rude awakening after a mild fall. david? >> thank you. next tonight, chaos on a highway after a school bus driver loses control. at least 23 students among the injured tonight. two with critical injuries. this evening, the investigation >> reporter: this was supposed to be a scholastic achievement trip for dozens of high school students from chester county, tennessee. but instead tonight, 23 of them are recovering from injuries on the highway, after one of their school buses lost control exiting onto this offramp. >> and it flipped back over to the left side and it turned over. >> reporter: first responders outside nashville needed a long line of stretchers. students who weren't hurt stood together, and prayed for those who were. there were three buses total.
police say the 28-year-old driver in the front bus veered to far to the left, and then overcorrected, striking the guardrail to the right, and that sent the bus flying. students had to get out through exits in back, and through the ceiling. police say two have critical arm injuries. another has a broken collarbone. police say don't believe the bus driver was impaired in any way, and say the bus has only been in service david. >> thank you. and a police officer shot twice by the suspect. the suspect was killed in a gunfight with other officers. and in arizona, a police officer captured on camera punching a woman in the face. video from the body cam showing
arrest. tonight, what it doesn't show. here's clayton sandell. >> reporter: it's the punch causing a black eye for flagstaff police. >> you can't arrest me until i know i have a warrant. >> hey! >> hey, you can't hit a girl like that! >> reporter: and new questions. because just before this, officer jeff bonar's body camera was turned on. >> oh, they're being evicted? >> reporter: as seen in this new flagstaff police. it's also on later, after marissa morris is on her way to jail. >> you had no reason to arrest me or punch me or choke me. >> reporter: but the moment the officer throws his punch? the camera is turned off. officer bonar says he switched it off a few minutes before, thinking he was about to leave. but then he saw morris, who he believed had a warrant for her arrest. he didn't switch it back on, he wrote, "due to the incident occurring so quickly." the video also shows bonar arrested morris without verifying her identity. >> marissa, what is your last name? >> reporter: or that warrant,
morris was later released. morris wants the officer fired. he's been taken off the street. >> thank you. there's still so much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the strike at the airport. also, a plane crashing into a home. one person onboard surviving. a rare bear attack tonight. a 63-year-old woman walking down the driveway, attacked by a 200-pound bear. you'll hear her call to 911. and then this scene in an american suburb. the foam leaking from an airport nearby. what caused this? a lot more ahead. what's going on here? i'm val, the orange money retirement squirrel from voya. we're putting away acorns. you know, to show the importance of saving for the future. so you're sort of like a spokes person?
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