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for the very latest coming up at abc 7 news at 6:00. >> we appreciate tonight, the major storm hitting right now. blizzard conditions and tornado warnings at this hour. the system moving east, multiple car crashes, millions will get hit tonight and tomorrow. and we're in the middle of it. new video tonight of that plane crash into an american neighborhood. we now know nine people killed on board. the fight night fallout. trump doubles down today. would he employ a deportation force to send millions of undocumented immigrants home? the deadly explosion. more than a dozen injured. some critically. and the warning as americans turn on the heat again. the simple test you can do at home. the major lawsuit tonight. the birth control mixup. the pills and the packaging mistake blamed for more than 100 surprise pregnancies. and on this veterans day, the world war ii heroes about to sing a song you won't forget.
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good evening. and we begin tonight with a major storm bearing down, bringing blizzard conditions, a reported tornado, and worries there could be several more tonight. millions in the storm zone this evening, into tomorrow. snow bringing traffic to a crawl in colorado. the first major snowstorm of the season. and in oklahoma tonight, fierce wind fueling grass fires there, spreading fast. all part of the same system. in fact, evacuations under way at this hour. and this damage in knoxville, iowa, from what's believed to be a twister, as well. watches and warnings up in several states at this hour, rain, heavy snow and wind. all the way from texas to maine over the next 48 hours. but an anxious night ahead. and we begin with the dangerous commute home. abc's clayton sandell in the middle of it in colorado. >> tornado on the ground. >> reporter: tornadoes and strong winds are pummeling the midwest tonight. >> tornado warnings? >> reporter: in knoxville, iowa, tearing down trees and ripping through industrial buildings in the town of corning.
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just down the road, flipping this semi. the driver survived. others in nebraska trying to manage, under attack from heavy hail and rain. in oklahoma, towns are being evacuated as high winds push a line of fire across dry grassland. dangerously close to isaac ham's house. >> pulling into my driveway. this has bad idea written all over it. >> reporter: and from fire to ice. in colorado, drivers are getting a cold wakeup to winter. frozen roads today sent cars careening like hockey pucks. >> saving it? oh. he's saving it. >> reporter: one after another. >> here's one. >> reporter: and david, the storm hit denver with the first major snow of the season, up to eight inches in some places. and in the mountains nearby, nearly a foot. david? >> the dangerous driving season is back. clayton, thank you, leading us off.
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let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano, live in a very windy chicago tonight. part of the system headed there, as well. rob, what's the track at this hour? >> reporter: well, david, the winds are picking up, as you mentioned here, and that storm intensifying as it rolls in this direction. the more immediate threat, though, the tornado threat. for the next few hours, we have a tornado watch up that's posted from columbia, missouri, all the way up to dubuque. you see the solid line of storms rolling eastward. by tomorrow morning, the front with those storms is east of cincinnati, but the low itself, right over green bay, and now it becomes a wind issue. we're going to see winds gusting over 40 miles an hour from cedar rapids to chicago, all day long, near 50 miles an hour from grand rapids to toledo. huge waves and flooding on the east side of the lakes. and wind damage and likely some power outages, too. over the next 36 hours. david? >> rob marciano live in chicago tonight on the severe weather front. rob, thank you. we turn next here to that devastating plane crash in ohio. right into a neighborhood, slamming into one apartment building and then damaging another, bursting into flames there. investigators on the scene all
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day today. tonight, we've learned all nine people on board did not survive. abc's david kerley with the early clues. he's at the crash scene tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the final moments before that fiery crash. the surveillance camera catching the twin-engine jet through the trees. it is banking severely to the left before exploding into an intense inferno. >> the left wing hit the ground first, then the aircraft hit half of an apartment building, destroying it, before running up an embankment behind the building and coming to rest. >> reporter: the ntsb now sifting through the devastation to homes for a dozen families, as the grim task of recovering the remains of all nine on board continues. despite the destruction -- >> do you see flames? >> i can see it burning right now. i thought i heard a plane go down and i can see an explosion, i can see fire. >> reporter: -- the crashing jet hurt no one on the ground. this woman says she was video chatting nearby at the time of impact. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the hawker 700 jet had been chattered by a small commercial real estate firm in boca raton, florida.
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two executives and five employees, most of the ferm, were on that jet. the family of one of those employees, diane smoot, immediately traveled to the crash scene. >> i texted her after i saw the news report and she didn't reply. i'm just in shock and disbelief. we just want to know what happened. >> reporter: this video showing the low altitude bank will provide clues to investigators. where the wreckage came to rest just a couple of houses up this road, investigators found the cockpit voice recorder. it's already on its way to a lab in washington. it, too, may have some answers as to why this jet crashed. david? >> david kerley on the scene. david, thank you. and one more aviation headline tonight. a midair scare for passengers on a flight from chattanooga, making an emergency landing in huntsville, alabama. a passenger tweeting this video while on board. that's fuel leaking from a loose fuel cap. that was the message. american airlines responding to his tweet, asking him, are you on the plane? let the crew know. power of social media.
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they landed, passengers later booking flights on a different plane to dallas. we turn next to a horrific explosion that rocked a new jersey neighborhood, just as families were getting ready for work and school this morning. in the background of this surveillance video, you can see the home shattering into pieces. that home there in the middle, before the blast, and look at what it looked like afterward. tonight, one person dead, more than a dozen injured, some critically. and this evening, authorities suspect it was not only a gas leak but that something else might have played a role, too. abc's linsey davis now with the warning and a simple safety tip for families now turning on the heat this season. >> reporter: it was just before 8:00 a.m. the massive explosion caught on surveillance camera. >> the explosion pancaked the second floor onto the first floor, and the people rode that down. >> reporter: at least one man is dead and 15 people are injured, including an 11-year-old. firefighters pulling several people and a dog from the rubble of this elizabeth, new jersey, home. >> i heard, "oh, my god, oh, my
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god, somebody help me. somebody help me." >> reporter: several witnesses say they went to sleep to the faint smell of gas and woke up this morning to a nightmare. >> i felt like it was my last day. >> reporter: the mayor confirms it was a gas explosion in the second floor unit of this two-family home. tonight, officials say they're investigating if someone inside the house was illegally tapping into a gas source. that's what happened earlier this year in new york city, when two people were killed after this restaurant blew up. but we've seen it happen by accident many times. often as temperatures begin to plummet. and that's why experts say you have to be especially vigilant at this time of year. if you notice an odor that smells at all like rotten eggs, open up the window, consider rubbing the gas lines with soapy water to see if they bubble up. call for help. the investigation into just what went wrong here is now under way. david? >> linsey davis in new jersey for us tonight. linsey, thank you. we turn next here to a major
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lawsuit. a group of women coming together to sue over a birth control mixup. all of it over their pills, an alleged mistake in packaging that they said led to more than 100 surprise pregnancies. tonight, abc's mara schiavocampo on how this happened, and why they think the company should now help pay to raise their children. >> reporter: tonight, 113 women suing a major pharmaceutical company for mispackaged birth control pills they say resulted in unwanted pregnancies. the women from 28 states seeking millions in damages. some asking for the total cost of raising a child until adulthood, including education. according to the lawsuit, the birth control pills were packaged in the wrong order, rotated 180 degrees, reversing the weekly tablet orientation. as a result, the plaintiffs claim they were taking placebo sugar pills, intended for the week of menstruation, at the
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wrong time of the month, leaving them without adequate contraception. that packaging error prompted an fda recall in 2011, but not before these women say they unintentionally became pregnant. >> wow. this suit's going to make a lot of headlines. mara with us now. has the pharmaceutical company responded to abc's inquiries? >> reporter: yes, they have, david. in a statement, they told us that the recall was based on a, quote, extremely small number of affected packs, and they've only ever been able to confirm that one single defective pack was sold to a patient. david? >> mara schiavocampo, great to have you. we turn next to the race for 2016 tonight, and to the new fallout this evening from the big republican debate last night. eight candidates on the stage last night, instead of the ten before. donald trump holding firm on his stance on immigration, as several candidates took aim at trump last night. how he responded to them today, and how he was doubling down, in fact, would he use a deportation force to send undocumented immigrants home? abc's tom llamas on the campaign trail for us.
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>> reporter: tonight, immigration back, front and center in the race for president. donald trump renewing his push for mass deportations. >> we are a country of laws. going to have to go out, and they'll come back, but they're going to have to go out and hopefully they get back, but we have no choice if we're going to run our country properly and if we're going to be a country. >> reporter: but on stage last night, fierce opposition. >> come on, folks. we all know you can't pick them up and ship them back across the border. it is a silly argument. it is not an adult argument. >> i don't have to hear from this man, believe me. i don't have to hear from him. >> reporter: jeb bush, eager for a strong debate performance, joining the attack on trump. >> it would send a signal that we're not the kind of country that i know america is. they're doing high-fives in the clinton campaign right now when they hear this. >> reporter: but this morning, trump going even further. >> are you going to have a massive deportation force? >> you're going to have a
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deportation force and you're going to do it humanely. >> reporter: but last night's biggest fight was between senators rand paul and marco rubio over the size of the military and america's role in the world. >> i know that rand is a committed isolationist. i'm not. i believe the world is a stronger and a better place when the united states is the strongest military power in the world. >> marco! marco! how is it conservative -- how is it conservative to add a trillion-dollar expenditure for the federal government that you're not paying for? >> we can't even have an economy if we're not safe. there are radical jihadists in the middle east beheading people and crucifying christians. yes, i believe the world is a safer -- no, no, i don't believe, i know that the world is a safer and better place when america is the strongest military power in the world. >> reporter: and david, senator marco rubio speaking just behind me. we're here at the opening of his headquarters in south carolina. he's hoping to carry that momentum from his strong debate performances out here on the campaign trail. david? >> tom llamas, who was at that debate hall last night. tom, thank you.
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and next, to the university of missouri. security stepped up tonight on campus after a series of online threats. a white college student from another school arrested on suspicion of making a terrorist threat. the concern keeping students away. this giant lecture hall with just a few students there today. after a strike by members of the football team, black and white, leading to the university president stepping down amid racial tensions. that was just days ago. we turn next to our continuing coverage of the refugee crisis in europe, and tonight, the number of people seeking asylum in parts of europe reaching a new milestone. 1 million. germany, sweden and some other countries beginning to close their doors, yet many are still coming, risking their lives. just today, we learned the story of seven children lost, as their families were seeking a better life. abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran in greece with the difficult images tonight. >> reporter: a half-sunken boat off the turkish coast, its front window broken. the tell-tale signs of a tragedy. 14 dead and seven of them children.
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the refugee crisis here is actually getting worse. and a milestone today, 1 million people have now sought asylum in europe, on a pace to double last year. every day brings more heartrending scenes. last month, 18-month-old muhammad hasan pulled from the sea after the boat he was on capsized. "he's alive," the fishermen shout. "quick, get the toward water ous mouth." they saved his life. today, the human tide kept rolling ashore here on lesbos. and everywhere, the evidence of their exodus. all along this coastline, where the boats come ashore, you can see several of these huge piles, thousands of life preservers. and every single one of them represents an individual journey of hope and desperation. and with every landing, the tears of relief, the joy, the determination to go on. terry moran, abc news, lesbos, greece.
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>> terry, our thanks to you tonight and our team overseas. in the meantime, back here at home this evening and to new york state's decision to ban two very popular fantasy sports websites. claiming they are illegal gambling operations. both draft kings and fan duel tonight vowing to fight back now, calling their businesses legal. more than 40 million players in america, spending an average of $257 a year on daily fantasy sports. it's a multibillion dollar industry. new york, the biggest state to take action against the companies. other states are expected to follow. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. the cruise ship lawsuit tonight and we want your opinion. the man hit by the sliding glass door. keep your eye on the video here. the door is about to close, it hits this man right there in the head. but was that moment worth $21 million? that was the result, and we'll have that story coming up. also, is the christmas war on tonight? first, choosing between coffees, now, it's the battle of the cups. starbucks and dunkin' donuts now getting involved. and look at this photograph
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awarded housman $5 million for pain and suffering and over $16 million as punitive damages against holland america. whose promotional video boasts -- >> greeting that will make you feel like an honored friend. >> reporter: but during the trial, the housmans became foes. the family furious the cruise line surveyed the family before the trial, even shooting video of their 12-year-old daughter and showing it in court. in previous cases, the cruise line had blamed passengers for their injuries with sliding doors. in this case, it says is the judgment was excessive and tells us it plans to appeal. david? >> matt gutman tonight. thank you, matt. when we come back here, the v.a. back in the news tonight, amid calls to better serve our veterans. the new outrage over the bonuses being handed out. also, the christmas sweater backlash. some saying the message is supposed to be funny, o.c.d. what they say it stands for and why some aren't laughing tonight. and the big controversy over the very simple starbucks coffee cup this christmas season, now dunkin' donuts entering the fray with a very different cup. many customers saying, is this
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♪ ♪ and the uniform code of military justice. so help me god. ♪ finally tonight, america strong. in large part because of our veterans. and on this veterans day, we honor our heroes. from savannah, georgia, to walla
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walla, washington, thank you, veterans, god bless. here in new york, the annual veterans day parade. these young faces, all rotc. nicole, a staff sergeant, training to become an army medic. >> a day just to remember all of those that we've lost, that served this country and honor those that are still here with us. >> reporter: well, thank you for your service. >> you're welcome. >> reporter: humble, just beginning. we met two veterans, one from world war ii, both served in korea. william is 85. how important is it that this country remember our veterans? >> oh, without a doubt. and particularly the kids coming home now. >> reporter: the kids now. >> the kids now. they need it. they need a lot more help. >> reporter: they need help. >> yeah. >> reporter: thank you for your service. thank you. michael served in vietnam. when you see people lining up this route, how important is that to you? >> it's heartwarming. i was just thinking about that now. >> reporter: her first veterans day parade.
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>> yeah. >> reporter: proud of dad before she even knows it. >> yeah. >> reporter: and one more image tonight. 17 world war ii veterans who recently gathered in wilkes-barre, pennsylvania, and their rendition of "god bless america." ♪ to the ocean ♪ white with foam ♪ god bless america ♪ my home sweet home ♪ god bless america ♪ my home sweet home >> honoring our veterans today and every day. we thank you for watching here on a wednesday night. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. until then, good night. >>. breaking news, st. luke's
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hospital is on lock down after a police shooting at the hospital construction site. i just want to be human again. >> a local vet, victimized by the bay area's red hot housing market. the i-team breaks through the red tape to help. the big pitch to keep the raiders on the same day a power player emerges that could make the move to l.a. that much easier. two flashes mark the end of a tense hospital standoff in the mission district tonight. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. police fired two flash bang grenades in a tower with a man with a rifle was. >> the hospital is still locked down while police make sure everything is safe. >> katie, what are you seeing?
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>> reporter: they just reopened the streets here at mission and valencia. we're blocks from where the streets are closed off but people are able to move around more freely. we know this was an active shooting situation, and that the suspect is dead. so, take a look at this video. we have from sky 7 tonight, some hospital buildings as mentioned are still on lock down. some people have been allowed to leave some of the buildings where they were. we understand, also, from the hospital that this may have started with a confrontation near the emergency room. i was able to talk with a woman who had been locked down inside of one of the buildings. she was anxious to get home. she'd only been inside for an appointment, but described the situation. >> scary. but police were watching us well.


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