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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, isis now claiming responsibility for the nightclub shooting in turkey. the search for a suspect right now, the injured american, plus other americans near the attack. professional basketball players escaping the rampage. expressing doubt. president-elect trump says he has inside information on the election hacking. he's reiterating doubts that russia was behind it and promising to reveal what he knows about the election day meddling. we're live in washington. desperate search, a couple missing since christmas. the new clue in the case that has family and investigators focusing on a small town. and the blame game. after mariah carey's awkward performance before the ball dropped overnight, the new response
team, and she points the finger at them. good monday morning and happy new year. i'm ryan smith. >> and i'm marci gonzalez. kendis and diane are off this morning. breaking news, isis is now claiming responsibility for the deadly attack at a nightclub in turkey. >> they say it was in response to turkey's military operations against isis. the popular istanbul club was packed with hundreds of revellers ringing in the new year when the gunman opened fire with a long barrelled weapon. he guns down a police officer and another person before storming the club. when it was over, at least 39 people were killed and nearly 70 wounded. many of them foreigners. >> american jake rock was among the wounded. he was in turkey vacationing with friends when he was struck in the leg. security cameras catching the seven murderous minutes.
bullets ricochetting in the streets and people running for their lives. earlier in the evening revellers celebrating the new year with sparklers and confetti, counting down to the new year. >> 3, 2, 1! >> then the gunman opening fire. >> people were falling down because of shooting. terrible thing. >> at least 39 people dead including more than two dozen foreigners. the club popular with tourists, dozens more were injured, including jacob rock from delaware seen here on a stretcher after being wounded in the leg. >> i don't know. i saw one person shooting. >> rock's family says he's okay and heading back to the u.s.. also near the shooting, a handful of wnba players including members of the los angeles sparks who were celebrating in the building next to the knit club. one of the players, essence carson, tweeting afterwards, we're okay, and hello 2017. be blessed. the u.s. and turkey are calling it a terrorist attack.
news they believe the shooter was a trained isis fighter. >> the nightclub, it's a target, and makes it very attractive to terrorists. >> as families bury their loved ones, the u.s. consulate is warning americans in istanbul to shelter in place. the white house has condemned what it called a horrific attack. donald trump is preparing to meet with intelligence officials this week to discuss russian hacking. >> but the president-elect is refusing to blame russian for meddling in the election despite u.s. intelligence and newly imposed sanctions from president obama. janai norman has more from washington. >> reporter: at this point president-elect donald trump still questions the russian' involvement even as top republicans support president obama's sanctions and are even pushing for tougher measures. president-elect donald trump is ringing in the new year by casting new doubt
election. >> i know a lot about hacking, and hacking is a very hard thing to prove so it could be somebody else. >> reporter: instead calling into question the conclusion reached by 17 u.s. intelligence agencies that the russians were behind the hacks. >> i also know things that other people don't know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation. >> reporter: but the top democrat on the house intelligence committee says that's simply not true. >> it's very solid. it's indeed overwhelming. if he's going to have any credibility as president he needs to stop talking this way. >> reporter: president obama retaliating over the hacking, kicking nearly three dozen russian diplomats out of the u.s., all of whom left the country this weekend, and shuttering two russian compounds used for gathering intelligence. the president-elect praising putin for not punching back with sanctions of his own, tweeting, i always knew he was very smart. trump's team questioning whether the white house response was appropriate. >> there is a question about whether there's a political
retribution here, versus a diplomatic response. >> reporter: but with a strong republican backing, trump could have a hard time overturning those sanctions. >> it is time to push back against putin. >> we will be working for much tougher sanctions against russia. they hacked the united states of america. >> reporter: the president-elect will be briefed by intelligence officials. as for what he knows about the russian hacking that others don't, trump says we'll find out later this week. marci and ryan? >> janai, thank you. breaking overnight, an oklahoma police officer is recovering after being shot during a traffic stop. officials in oklahoma city say the officer was walking back to his cruiser after making the stop when he was shot in the leg. he's undergone surgery and is now in stable condition. they are still searching for that suspect. and the south is starting off 2017 with the threat of severe weather. >> radar shows the storms
the only trouble spot. accuweather's paul williams is tracking it all for us this morning. good morning, paul. >> good morning ryan, marci. right now we're bracing for the worst of the worst in the deep south. severe thunderstorms and the threat of actual tornados and that's precipitated by this low pressure system that's going to track towards the northeast and dig into the moisture coming out of the gulf. it will make for widespread rain showers throughout the southeast and up towards even indiana and rain is going to range between two and four inches in some areas so we're bracing for a chance of flash flooding. then when we take a look at tuesday, the northeast is covered by this inundated amount of rain that's going to cause big-time travel delays from bangor down to richmond. marci, ryan? >> thank you, paul. the tournament of roses parade is held each year on new year's day unless the year be
kicks off at 8:00 a.m. local time this morning and one of the floats had trouble getting into position overnight. a tow truck had to be called in to help it turn a corner. the parade is 5.5 miles through pasadena, california. no drones are permitted along the route. you can watch everything that happens with the parade right here on abc. still ahead, developing overnight in florida, seven people wounded in a shooting. the details just coming in. plus the desperate search for a couple after they vanished more than a week ago. the latest clues in their possible where abouts. and a family is suing apple. why they're blaming the facetime app for the death of their daughter. ♪ by the time you head to the bank
deadly year ends with 762 homicides. that's the most in two decades and more than in los angeles and new york combined. police blame much of the violence on gangs and illegal guns on the streetsz. meanwhile, three people were killed and 16 others wounded during the first hours of the new year. and seven people were injured in a drive-by shooting on new year's day in miami. police say the victims including three teenagers were standing outside a home when a car pulled up and opened fire last night. a 17-year-old is in critical condition and the rest of the victims are in stable condition. police are still searching for the suspects. later today, the nt sb is expected to arrive in texas where two small planes collided mid-air. it happened saturday at a small airport about 35 miles north of dallas. three people died all aboard the planes. one plane's wreckage came down in a storage facility, the other on a ro
flight rules, meaning air traffic control was not involved. samsung reportedly will tell us later this month what went wrong with its galaxy note 7 smartphones. the south korean electronics giant said in october it was investigating why the devices were catching fire, creating one of the costliest product safety failures in tech history. experts say samsung must find the exact cause if it wants to win back consumers' confidence. if you went to see a movie last year you are certainly not alone. the movie industry set a record with more than $11 billion in ticket sales, but you may be surprised by the highest earning film. it was "finding dory" with $486 million. it came from our parent company disney. so did the second best film, "star wars" rogue one. it pulled in $408 million. in fact, six of the top ten films were from disney. when we come back, mariah carey's show
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olivia gonzalez and her boyfriend, brian fernandez, told their families they were traveling from their north hollywood homes to big sur, about 300 miles away, saying they would be back home by christmas. >> i am about to break if i go home today and don't find my sister. >> reporter: the last clue to they are whereabouts, a credit card in one of their names swiped at this general store and gas station about 70 miles away from their destination. >> it's nerve-racking. it's nerve-racking to have to come out here and talk to people in the town and see their expressions. >> reporter: both families hoping to hear from them soon. >> i'm just hoping that they're just two young adults that wanted to be off the map for a little bit and enjoy the scenery and that they'll come home. >> reporter: kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. and apple is being sued over a fatal car crash in which a driveras allegedly distracted by facetime. moriah modisette died in the text crash on christmas eve of
crashed into her family's car. the driver reportedly told police that he was using facetime at the time of the wreck. the family alleges that apple failed to install a feature that could have prevented the driver from using the app while driving. apple is not commenting and has not yet filed a legal response to that lawsuit. the new public works commissioner is vowing to fix that broken sewer line that's created a major sinkhole and forced the evacuation of 22 homes near detroit. the commission ter says some of the families maybe able to return in a week. the sinkhole was caused by an 11-foot sewer line that clogged and collapsed. while many of us were part evening, someone in california was hard at work on new year's eve. he changed the iconic hollywood sign to read hollyweed. >> a male suspect was recorded on surveillance video about 3:00 in the morning. he modified the
letters with black tarp so that the os became es. >> somebody has a lot of time on their hands. a much more serious incident by the way, this banner was unfurled from the raptors during the second quarter of the vikings/bears football game. police left the two protestors there until the end of the game but cleared out the fans from below them. time now for sports including the nfl playoff picture finally set. >> here is espn's john buccigross with the highlights. >> good morning, america. happy new year. if you're up this early it means you might not have been up late last night so i have highlights of the sunday night football games coming up. first we'll look at the washington redskins and the new york football giants. washington, they win the game, they make the playoffs. giants already in the playoffs. the game is tied. washington down by three.
score a touchdown, go to the playoffs, but no. washington eliminated from the playoffs. giants in the playoffs. so both these teams after that washington loss knew they're already in the post season. this was the game late last night. washington loses so green bay and detroit playing for the division. and the loser gets the wild card. aaron rodgers, one of his best throws of the year. that's another good one. the packers win. they win the division. they'll host the giants next weekend while detroit, a wild card team, must go to seattle to play the seattle seahawks. i'm john buccigross. enjoy all the college football today on espn and abc. happy new year again, america. >> thank you so much. up next in the pulse, another note from the football field. a player's tantrum going
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>> we didn't have a sound check, but it's new year's, baby. that's okay, you guys. and girls. ♪ >> just kind of stood there, talked. >> i thought that was the b side to the song. we got a soundtrack for this. oh, that's the song? >> mariah carey fired off a profane tweet after the performance saying blank happens. >> yeah, well, her people are blaming technical difficulties. dick clark productions denied that, saying overnight to suggest that it would intentionally compromise the success of any artist is absurd. to be continued. >> absolutely to be continued. well, there is no question that pittsburgh steelers safety mike mitchell plays with a lot of emotion. >> yeah. you see, when he was called for a face mask penalty in overtime, he unloaded on the officials who
>> uh-oh. >> that says it all. >> he grabbed mine! oh, my god! please look at it! please look at it! >> he sounds like one of my twin toddlers, and they just turned three. and i would say they're a little bit calmer than he is. >> got your hands full then. >> what's with the screaming? his reaction was the talk of social media overnight, some calling it a tantrum. i would call it a tantrum. others saying he was polite while he was pleading his case. >> politely screaming. he did call the official sir. he said please several times, and not to mention goodness gracus. >> but he's yelling it and he's screaming. >> not so polite maybe. >> it's not the end of the world. let's go to this one. kiss cam. now to the kiss cam moment that's going viral. a hockey fan decided to make out with his beer instead of his girlfriend. >> do we know it's his
clearly mortified and wants no part of the action. the hockey fans relishing his time in the spotlight and expressing a whole lot of love for that beer. the crowd is definitely enjoying his antics but the girl with him, not so much. >> she is covering her face. she is hiding something. it's like she's saying we're not together and he's like, you know what, we are together and i'm together with this beer too. >> he seems used to it, you know. he wasn't even expecti2017! happy new year for all of you waking up with us this morning! good morning washington. toss to veronica
after being struck by a car in prince george's county. police were called to the scene of an accident just before 10-30 on pennsylvania avenue at westphalia road in forestville. a pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. right now there is no word if the vehicle involved stayed at the scene. suzanne kennedy will have a live report from prince george's county coming up in the 5'oclock hour with the very latest details. also breaking this morning.. a fire engulfs a home in south east d-c. flames broke out just after midnight at a hom in the 39-hundred block of clay place. it took just minutes for crews to extenguish the fire. no one inside was injured. one firefighters was taken to the hospital for evaluation. a two-alarm fire forced dozens out of a high rise in falls church overnight. the fire started just before 8 last night in an apartment on george mason drive.
to find flames on the balcony and residents already evacuating. the fire spread to a unit on the 26th floor, before firefighters put it out. no injuries reported and still no word on a cause. happening today.. the new d-c council will be sworn in. at least one familiar face is part of the group -- former mayor, vincent gray. he won the ward 7 seat in november.. other new faces include brianne nadeau, elissa silverman and trayon white who won ward 8. and speaking of swearing in.. we are now just over two weeks until inauguration day.. and president-elect trump will be heading to the white house which means move in day is fast approaching! trump will meet with president obama before heading to the inaugural ceremony. as soon as they walk out the door, the white house chief usher and almost 100 staffers will swing into action. staffers have just six hours to transform the white house into the new first family's home. we do not know yet what changes the trump family is requesting but the president elect has
working and not decorating. it's xx and we're just getting started. we are now just days away from the presidential inauguration.. coming up..more on the changes donald trump plans on making his first day in office and his reaction to the new sanctions implemented against russia. sad to say this morning.. the redskins season..is over.. more on the heartbreaking loss and the future of one of the teams most important players.. good morning washington. today: light rain, cloudy, cool highs: 40-48 winds: northeast 5-10 mph tonight: showers develop, fog lows: 32-41 winds: e