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>> thnks so much for joining us. we'll see you again in half an we have breaking news as we come on the air tonight. they are now urging calm in chicago. the new video just released. the police chief, the mayor pleading for peace after an officer is now charged with first-degree murder, accused of continuing to shoot a black teenager as he lay dying. also breaking tonight, the new fbi alert now issued right here at home. just as millions travel for thanksgiving, fears now of a copycat terror attack. heightened security at soft targets. meantime tonight, authorities say another major plot in paris, stopped in its tracks. this stunning image. the russian fighter jet taking aim at isis, shot out of the sky by turkey. the search for the pilots. the thanksgiving storm we're tracking. wind, rain, snow. where it hits tomorrow. and the thanksgiving
surprise. the flat-screen tv war, as low as $100. good evening. as we come on the air in the west tonight, we have several breaking stories. and we begin with the controversial new video and the city of chicago on-edge tonight. the mayor, police chief, city leaders, coming before the cameras moments ago, urging calm, after a police officer was charged with first-degree murder, accused of shooting and killing a black teen and continuing to fire even after the teenager fell to the ground. 16 shots in all. the officer entering court today. city leaders saying he will be held accountable. as the entire city is just now seeing the video of what happened, when that teenager was shot repeatedly. abc's alex perez, with the video tonight, leading us off from chicago. >> reporter: tonight, this newly released dash cam video shows the chilling moments jason van dyke unloads his gun on
17-year-old laquan mcdonald. we stop the video here. >> it is graphic. it is violent. it is chilling. >> reporter: tonight, van dyke, from cop to inmate. turning himself in, charged with first-degree murder. the incident unfolding october 20th, 2014, at 9:47 p.m. police get a call about a suspect armed with a knife who had been breaking into cars. just ten minutes later, 9:57, police zero in on that suspect, mcdonald, walking down the street. moments after arriving on the scene, officer van dyke opens fire. the suspect falls to the ground and prosecutors say, he keeps firing, emptying his .9 millimeter on mcdonald. 16 rounds in 15 seconds. van dyke's attorney refused to answer questions, but had this to say. >> this is not a murder case. despite what you heard in the courtroom. >> reporter: tonight, the cook county state's attorney under fire for not pressing charges sooner, saying the thorough review was necessary for the case to hold in court.
so many young people of color do not trust law enforcement. they see how long this took to be investigated. for charges to come forward. what do you say to that? >> clearly, this officer went overboard. you know? and he abused his authority and i don't believe the force was necessary. >> reporter: van dyke becomes the first ever on-duty chicago police officer to be charged with murder. >> jason van dyke will be judged in the court of law. that's exactly how it should be. >> reporter: and, david, the mcdonald family has already reached a $5 million settlement with the city. tonight, they are calling for peace. van dyke is being held without bond. david? >> alex leading us off tonight. alex, thank you. and we are also following the new fbi alert tonight. for americans right here at home, just as millions now travel for thanksgiving. the fbi and homeland security very concerned about the potential for a copycat terror attack here in the u.s., after paris. the warning involves beefing up security at so-called soft targets, trains, airports across the country. and at malls, as well.
a heavy police presence from new york to miami to los angeles tonight. abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas with the strongly worded alert this evening, warning attackers could, quote, replicate paris using similar weapons and tactics. >> reporter: at washington's union station today, an unmistakable show of force. repeating scenes from lower manhattan this week. fbi and homeland security officials today sharing their most urgent concerns in that new bulletin to police across the country. that homegrown radicals inspired or directed by syria-based operatives could seek to replicate the effects of the paris attacks using similar weapons and tactics, although on a smaller scale. many of the 18,000 law enforcement agencies now stepping up security. even though no specific plot has been identified. today, amtrak's police chief showed us how the national rail system is protecting thousands of thanksgiving holiday passengers. so, chief, there's no specific threat but you've taken some very specific action.
>> we have. you're going to see some officers with long guns. over here, we have one of our explosive detection canines and then up there are special agents who have additional tactical skills. >> reporter: law enforcement sources tell abc news they've uncovered no intelligence that isis sent a cell from syria to the u.s. like it did in paris. but the fbi is focused on a pool of isis followers here. dozens of potential copycat attackers, each suspect under 24-hour blanket surveillance, involving dozens of agents and analysts. >> and pierre thomas with us now live. i know the fbi and the department of homeland security on calls with police chiefs across this country today. and while they are concerned, want to try to reassure everyone at home tonight, because they know of no specific plot? >> reporter: no specific plot. yes, officials in constant contact across the country. in addition to the dozens of serious cases, there are 900 terror investigations in all 50 states. as one official told me, david, it's all hands on deck. >> 900 investigations. pierre thomas tonight.
thank you, pierre. there are also fast-moving developments from paris this evening. word tonight of yet another terror plot there. stopped before it could be unleashed. and investigators say they were going to target paris' financial district. tonight, the eighth attacker, still on the run. and there is now an international manhunt at this hour for this man. spotted at a gas station with the alleged eighth attacker. and this evening, abc news has learned that not only was there another plot for paris, authorities now telling us, there is another sleeper cell of about ten suspects on the loose right now. abc's matt gutman from brussels tonight. >> reporter: that paris attack ringleader, abdelhamid abaaoud, not only participated in the attacks, shooting up this restaurant, but also, french prosecutors saying tonight, he and an accomplice planned a suicide attack on la defense, paris' wall street. that attack planned for november 18th or 19th, the day after s.w.a.t. teams cornered him north of paris. 5,000 bullets fired in this siege, finally killing him.
that explosion? a still unidentified suicide bomber. the complicated web of attackers spinning wider tonight. belgian authorities setting off an international manhunt for this man, mohammed abrini, who they say was seen at this gas station two nights before the attacks, driving one of the getaway cars. and with him, prosecutors say, salah abdeslam, likely the driver of the attackers who blew themselves up during this soccer match. are you satisfied right now with the amount of information and intelligence that is shared? >> no, it was a failure. >> reporter: and tonight, belgian's foreign minister, didier reynders, telling abc news there is another cell of about ten terrorists still on the loose. >> it's possible to receive a real terrorist attack with the capacity to assign bombings in the streets of brussels. >> reporter: with that high alert in affect through monday, this is still a city on partial lockdown. and while schools are scheduled
to reopen tomorrow, the foreign minister telling us those terrorist cells are likely targeting commercial centers and malls. david? >> matt gutman in brussels for us. thank you, matt. and as france takes aim at isis with air strikes now, of course, they have been joined by russia, targeting isis, as well. but tonight, that dramatic and alarming image. a russian military jet shot down, not by isis, but by turkey. saying russia was flying over their air space. a plume of smoke, a russian war plane shot out of the sky by turkish fighter jets. turkey saying they issued ten warnings in about five minutes time. the two pilots ejecting. at least one now believed dead. russian president vladimir putin calling the move a, quote, stab in the back, now vowing serious consequences. and this evening, the white house is also responding. could this now lead to something else? abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: the fireball, a russian su-24 fighter jet, streaking across the sky. shot down by an air-to-air
missile from a turkish f-16, crashing into the syrian mountains. the russian pilots eject. their parachutes deploy. [ gunfire ] as they fall to earth, they come under heavy gunfire from syrian rebels. you can see one parachute tangled in the trees. russia says its warplane was conducting bombing runs, targeting isis terrorists in syria. but turkish officials say the jet crossed its border, flying over this sliver of turkish air space, less than two miles wide. the turks insist they warned the russian pilots to turn back ten times in five minutes before launching a missile. today, russia contends its plane never violated turkish air space. a grim-faced vladimir putin calling turkey's action a stab in the back by the terrorists' accomplices. all day, russian search and rescue helicopters scour the syrian countryside.
one of them coming under fire. a russian marine killed. syrian rebels releasing this video of a man they claim is a russian service member. russia tonight believes one of the fighter pilots is dead, but the fate of the other still unknown. >> and martha is just back from the region tonight. here we are in the middle of this effort to take out isis, martha, and this was an alarming development, that turkey would shoot a russian jet right out of the sky? >> reporter: really alarming, david. and you've got this complicated situation there anyway. you've got russian warplanes up there, you've gone american and coalition. this is exactly what the u.s. feared might happen. and what they really want to happen is everybody concentrating on isis and this not only a terrible event, it's really a distraction. >> all right. martha raddatz with us tonight. martha, thank you. and as you know, president obama this evening saying turkey has the right to defend itself, but this could get complicated. french president hollande was at the white house today, asking
for american support, and he will then travel to meet with president putin next. today, in washington, hollande presenting united front with president obama, who said america stands by its friends in good times and bad, no matter what. saying, we've never forgotten how the french people stood with us after 9/11, and today, we stand with you. we turn tonight to the extreme weather now, nearly 47 million traveling. the vast majority by car this thanksgiving, and a major winter storm affecting travel tomorrow. moving east by thanksgiving and friday from the great lakes to texas. snow, ice, heavy rain, all included. outside portland, oregon, whiteout conditions on highway 26. in truckee, california, cars skidding, dangerous crashes on interstate 80. traffic stretching to the horizon. what a mess tonight. let's get right to chief meteorologist ginger zee, because, ginger, a lot of people begin their travel this evening. >> reporter: that's exactly right. and by tomorrow, they're all on the roads. so, we need to check in. brand-new winter storm watches from texas to iowa. that's more thursday night into friday. you see the pink and orange, just smothering the west. winter storm warnings and
advisories. that's happening now through tomorrow. so, look at this. it's boise up to billings. salt lake city is one of those airports i'd just watch out for, potentially for a wednesday delay. and then we'll move this to the south and east. by thursday itself, the rain erupts from wisconsin back to texas. i think friday morning looks the messiest. amarillo now could see up to a half inch of ice. dallas to oklahoma city, heavy rain and storms on i-35. >> what a mess. it always seems to happen on thanksgiving. ginger, thank you. we turn now to the race for 2016, and donald trump, doubling down tonight, standing by his claim that he saw thousands cheering the buildings coming down on 9/11. tonight, also making news after saying he saw something else. saying he saw workers that morning jumping from the twin towers from his own apartment window. but many asking, with the smoke and the fact that his building is miles away, how could he see people jumping? abc's tom llamas on the campaign trail. and you will hear from many voters tonight who say trump's claims certainly don't bother them. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump taking his claims of what
he saw on 9/11 to a new level. >> i have a window in my apartment that specifically was aimed at the world trade center because of the beauty of the whole downtown manhattan. and i watched as people jumped. >> reporter: his penthouse in trump tower, located in midtown manhattan, four miles from where the world trade center once stood. yet despite the distance and the smoke billowing around the twin towers, trump says he was able to see people jump. this is trump's second questionable claim about 9/11 this week. earlier, he said muslims in new jersey celebrated as the towers burned. >> when the world trade center came tumbling down, and i watched in jersey city, new jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering. >> reporter: he says he saw it on television, but no video has ever surfaced. jersey city officials say it never happened, but trump says others saw it, as well. >> i start getting phone calls
in my office, by the hundreds. that they were there and they saw this take place. >> reporter: trump's fans, who line up for hours sometimes to watch him speak, say they don't think he's lying. do you care at all that he sometimes gets facts wrong? or does that not bother you? >> doesn't bother me at all. i mean, to err is human. >> i don't think he's going to try to intentionally tell you wrong. >> he's good-hearted. i think he means well. >> reporter: but tonight, from hillary clinton, a much different view. saying the republican front-runner traffics in prejudice and paranoia. and, david, you heard in our report donald trump say he's been fielding hundreds of phone calls from people who also saw thousands of muslims in new jersey celebrating on 9/11. well, we contacted the campaign and asked to speak to some of those callers. they have yet to get back to us. david? >> tom llamas in south carolina tonight. thank you, tom. and we move now to the heated debate over allowing syrian refugees here in america. 31 states now barring refugees from settling here. indiana governor mike pence, the first governor to be sued after diverting a refugee family to another state. the aclu calling it unconstitutional.
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"america strong" tonight, and i can see on twitter here every single night, many of you at home pay very close attention every night. but one nurse watching hgtv might have saved a life. >> we're coming out high on this property. we're listing at 349, but i know this house is nicer than any other house in the neighborhood. >> reporter: one half of the popular duo, the husband and wife on that hit hgtv show, "flip or flop." it turns out one viewer was watching a lot more closely than most. she noticed something. a lump, not his adam's apple. this was lower. and she called the production company immediately. she's a registered nurse in texas, who said, get to a doctor. tarek el moussa checked in with us today. and here's what the nurse told him. >> this is not a joke. i'm a registered nurse and i
have seen the lump on your neck. you need to get that checked out right away. >> reporter: he did. and the doctor diagnosed it as thyroid cancer. he'd been to a doctor before, but says he was told not to worry. >> in this case, the doctor didn't notice. a random nurse that was watching television did. >> yeah, i actually went to see my doctor multiple times, physically looked at it, it was nothing. >> reporter: he tells everyone, trust your gut. get a second and third opinion. tonight, in remission. showing us they're in another house, hoping to flip and just this week, reuniting with that nurse from texas. hugging tarek. and you can see him saying, "thank you, thank you." >> the night i had my surgery, i mean, me and her were texting back and forth, and it was, like, 2:00 a.m. in texas, but she was asking me how i was doing, how i'm feeling. >> she's just like his guardian angel, so -- she means a lot to both of us. >> guardian angel. quite a nurse. i'm da >>. tonight at 6:00, breaking news in chicago, police release
video showing a white officer shooting and killing a black teenager. plus... an accused killer's angry outburst. also, a storm rolls into the bay area. live team coverage. warriors trying to win 16 straight tonight. we're going to talk to the fans. stick around. you're looking live at people marching through the streets of chicago. tonight's protest following major developments in the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer there. prosecutors charged that officer with first degree murder today and the judge ordered police to release the dash cam video. >> you can see the officers fired on the teenager as he
walked along the roadway. police claimed he refused to drop a knife. he was hit with 16 shots and autopsies showed he was wounded twice in the back. police fought for several months to keep the video from going public. >> city leaders fear the video will stir up tempers. they are urging people to protest peacefully. good evening, i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. tonight, a dramatic burst of violence from an accused killer in an oakland courtroom. carolyn tyler has more on this man. >> reporter: you can see the 21-year-old marquis holloway hyper vent