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tonight, silence from president trump on roy moore. >> do you believe roy moore's accusers, mr. president? >> and this evening, the white house is pressed. why, after eight accusers, will the president take no questions? while taking aim at al franken. and tonight, franken now facing a new accuser. and from politics to media, tonight, veteran broadcaster charlie rose responding to accusations reported in "the washington post." eight women now allege rose sexually harassed them. tonight, the response from charlie rose as cbs news now suspends him. the explosion north of new york city. at least two major blasts reported. dozens of people hurt, including several firefighters. authorities just a short time ago on the missing submarine. dozens onboard. the rough seas. and tonight, what we've just learned. your money tonight. the countdown is on until black friday.
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experts on the best deals on wednesday, then on thanksgiving. and what you should wait for on the day after. and touched by an angel. remembering a beloved tv actress. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night. and we begin with the widening conversation about sexual harassment in this country, and a major new development tonight. from politics to media, and this evening, a veteran broadcaster under the microscope, at president trump remains silent on alabama senate candidate roy moore. the president was asked again today but no comment. this after taking aim at al franken. but no word on moore, accused of preying on teenage girls, and how the white house responds when asked why. and it comes at cbs news tonight suspended charlie rose amid a new report eight women now accusing him. we begin with abc's senior white house correspondent cecilia vega. >> reporter: it's been 11 days since roy moore was first hit with accusations of sexual misconduct with teenagers, but still no word from president
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trump. so, today, we asked again. your thoughts on roy moore, mr. president, do you believe his accusers? do you believe roy moore's accusers, mr. president? >> thank you very much. >> reporter: until now, the line from the white house, alabama voters will decide. but today senior counselor kellyanne conway went beyond that, bashing the democrat in the race, while offering what sounded like a roy moore endorsement. >> he's strong on raising your taxes. >> so, vote roy moore? >> he's not saying anything and why the media are trying to boost him. >> so, vote roy moore? >> i'm telling you, we want the votes in the senate to get this tax bill through. >> reporter: is that the position of this white house that voters are better off voting for someone accused of assaulting teenage girls than a democrat? >> the position of the white house hasn't changed. we feel like the people of alabama should make the
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determination on who their next senator should be. >> reporter: but she made a clear suggestion over who they should vote for. >> and i'm telling, i'm giving you the answer the position of the white house. >> reporter: moore has repeatedly denied the allegations of sexually assault and misconduct. allegations by eight women, some of whom were teenagers at the time. leigh corfman says she was 14 when moore assaulted her nearly 40 years ago. >> he basically laid out some blankets on the floor of his living room and proceeded to dedud seduce me. i was a 14-year-old child, trying to play in an adult's world. and he was 32-years-old. >> reporter: rather than weigh in on the scandal, president trump spent the weekend tweeting about everyone from hillary clinton to arizona senator jeff flake over this hot mic moment. >> if we become the party of roy moore and donald trump, we are toast. >> reporter: the president tweeted flake was caught quote "saying bad things about your favorite president," adding "his political career anyway is toast."
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>> so, let's get live to cecilia vega at the white house tonight. and cecilia, president trump tweeted about senator al franken, and tonight, another woman is now accusing senator franken of inappropriate behavior? >> reporter: david, 33-year-old lindsay mens, take a look at this photo. she tells cnn that franken grabbed her backside when they were posing for this picture back in 2010. he was a sitting senator at the time. in a statement tonight, franken says, quote, i take thousands of photos at the state fair surrounded by hundreds of people. and i certainly don't remember taking this picture. i feel badly that she came away from our interaction feeling disrespected. tonight, david, a spokesperson says franken does not plan to resign. >> cecilia vega leading us off tonight. cecilia, thank you. and next, to those claims of sexual misconduct against veteran broadcast and journalist charlie rose. eight women, and their allegations first reported in "the washington post." tonight, his response, and cbs news now suspending him.
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here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: stunning accusations tonight of sexual harassment and assault against iconic journalist charlie rose. eight women have come forward in "the washington post" with damning allegations against the host of the pretee jous "charlie rose show." one of rose's assistants in the mid 2000s tells the paper about "at least a dozen instances where rose walked nude in front of her while she worked in one of his new york city homes," and would repeatedly call her late at night "to describe his fantasies of her swimming naked." another woman who worked at "the charlie rose show" describes a drive she took with the anchor, saying "it was quite early in working there that he put his hand on my mid-thigh," she said. "i tensed up. i didn't move his hand off, but i pulled my legs to the other side of the car. i tried not to get in a car with him ever again. i think he was testing me out." several of the accusers say they told yvette vega, rose's long-time executive producer, about their experiences. one woman described vega's response as a shrug and saying, "that's just charlie being charlie."
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>> i'm charlie rose. >> reporter: rose is also a cohost of "cbs this morning." but none of the accusers worked with him at cbs. in a statement to "the post," rose said, "it is essential that these women know i hear them and that i deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. i am greatly embarrassed." he went on to say, "i always felt that i was pursuing shared feelings, even though i now realize i was mistaken." tonight, cbs news has suspended rose and pbs says it will halt production of his show. want to add that his long-time executive producer released a statement about the women, saying, i should have stood up for them, i failed. it is crushing. david? >> linzsey davis with us tonigh. thank you. we move onto other news this monday evening, and to the explosions and fire at a factory north of new york city. dozens injured. the explosions filling the sky with smoke, sending workers rushing for safety. tonight, the new concern over what chemicals might be in the air. abc's gio benitez is on the scene tonight. >> reporter: tonight, those dramatic images of the cosmetics
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plant in flames. the roof consumed by flames, smoke billowing. new york's governor launching an investigation after two explosions rocked verla international plant. the first one at 10:15 a.m. >> i got multiple victims down. i want to advise the hospital to activate the disaster plan. >> reporter: the second blast, less than half an hour later. officials at one point issuing a shelter in place for residents in the area. together, the explosions injuring 35 people. some of the injured, firefighters trying to help, all expected to survive. >> he fractured his right ankle, so, we're so blessed, because it could have been so much worse. >> reporter: tonight, investigators still searching for a cause. and the big concern, potential toxins in the air from the burning plant that mostly produces nail polish. >> carbon monoxide exposures certainly and cyanide exposures are the two ones that come to mind for those people who had direct chemical exposure. >> gio benitez with us lye tonight from windsor, new york. and we're learning that the plant did have safety violations
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before? >> reporter: that's right, david. nine safety violations over the past year. some of them were about flammable liquids. david? >> all right, gio benitez with us tonight. gio, thank you. we turn next here to a mysterious and deadly incident in southwest texas involve two border patrol agents. the incident in a remote spot east of el paso and 30 miles from the mexican border. the agents were, quote, responding to activity when one of them called for help, saying they were juinjured. president trump says it was an attack that showed the need for his border wall, but authorities are now investigating whether it was an accident. agent martinez did not survive. his partner is in serious condition tonight. we turn now to the desperate hunt for a submarine and its 44-member crew. there is late word coming in tonight that they are now analyzing a noise that might have come from that submarine. the search hampered by fierce seas, as u.s. navy equipment arrives to help in the search. abc's linzie janis is in argentina tonight. >> reporter: tonight, rescue
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teams facing these fierce winds and massive waves. focusing their search zone after an argentine naval ship picked up underwater noises while looking for that missing submarine. officials urging caution. those noses described as sustained, now being analyzed by the u.s. navy. >> the u.s. navy aircraft have very powerful computers to analyze these sounds to make sure this is, in fact, the argentinean submarine. >> reporter: the ara san juan was last heard from five days ago. its commander reporting an electrical fault. now it's a race against time to find the 44 crew members on board. including argentina's first female submarine officer, eliana maria krawczyk. the families of the crew members gathering at the nay have base today. carlos mendoza waiting for news of his brother, fernando. he says, "the truth is, the days go by, and not knowing anything at all just kills you.
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it kills you." >> and linzie janis is live from argentina tonight, where the submarine was heading. and i know authorities there believe the sailors might be running out of time. they've been out of contact now for five days and may only have enough oxygen for two more days at the most? >> reporter: that's right, david. the argentine navy says in a worst case scenario, if the submarine has sunk, it only has a total of a week's worth of oxygen. david? >> linzie janis, thank you. president trump putting north korea back on the list of state sponsors of terror tonight, calling it a, quote, murderous regime. rex tillerson today calling that designation a, quote, very symbolic move, saying that sanctions already in place already working, saying that the two-month pause since north korea's last missile test shows there is still hope for diplomacy. the department of justice tonight rejecting at&t's bid to buy time warner. the megamerger worth $85 billion. the doj claiming it would hurt
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murn consumers. at&t plans to counter sue. we turn next here to an abc news exclusive tonight. the american mother and her family held captive by the taliban for years. in her first television interview, describing the steps they took to protect their children and how their children are now adjusting to freedom. abc's chief investigative correspondent tonight brian ross tonight, asking the question, what were they doing in afghanistan when they were captured? >> reporter: everything is new now for these children. playgrounds, sunlight, real toys, pizza. until just a few weeks ago, they were being held hostage with their parents by the taliban. born in captivity. >> we can only ask and pray that somebody will recognize the atrocities these men carry out against us. >> reporter: their parents, american mother catt lynn catlin
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boyle and father joshua had been kidnapped five years ago when they traveled to afghanistan, she was six months pregnant, somehow thinking they would be safe. tonight, they tell abc news nothing could have been further from the truth. >> i was shackled the entire five years, every day. >> reporter: caitlan, still wearing a hijab, told us the guards sexually assaulted her, and beat all of them regularly, including their eldest son, now 4, najaeshi, even as she tried to protect him. >> that's how i would get beaten or hit or thrown on the ground >> reporter: and she described how she tried to give her children as normal a life as possible. >> we would just teach them to use things like bottle caps, or bits of cardboard and tell them like, these are toys. my wish for them now is that, they never have to face fear in their lives again. >> reporter: her father in pennsylvania has yet to see his daughter, still unable to understand how her husband got her into the situation, a question that joshua boyle would not answer for us. what were you thinking when you took your wife there in the
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first place? silence. >> and brian ross with us now. so, what is the answer to that question? >> reporter: well, david, they said they went to help villagers in that war torn area. they found out very quickly it did not. >> brian ross and your team and your exclusive reporting. you'll have much more coming up tonight on "nightline." more of that interview. we hope you'll watch later tonight after jimmy kimmel of set your dvr. we turn next tonight to the deathmanson. one of the most notorious mass murderers in america. he deployed his young followers to carry out a gruesome slaughter in the summer of 1969. manson was serving life in prison. abc's senior national correspondent matt gutman about what he once told diane sawyer about those killings. >> reporter: in the summer of love era, he lusted for death. charles manson had convinced his cult, known as the manson family, that a race war was coming. inspired by the beatles' song "helter skelter."
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♪ >> i said, "if you're going to do something, leave something witching." >> reporter: his followers say he ordered a spate of murders in los angeles. among them was the pregnant actress sharon tate. manson would distance himself in this memorable 1994 interview with diane sawyer. >> i never told anybody to do anything other than what they wanted to do. >> reporter: and if they wanted to do murder, that was okay with you. >> that was none of my business, woman. i'm a convict. i'm an outlaw. i'm a rebel. i'm not a sunday school teacher. >> reporter: the murders earned him a death sentence, later commuted to life, and something also he craved -- fame. >> reporter: is charlie manson crazy? >> well, whatever that means. sure, he's crazy as -- mad as a hatter. what difference does it make? you know, a long time ago, being crazy meant something. nowadays, everybody's crazy. >> reporter: tonight, sharon tate's sister says of manson's death that it should be some kind of relief, but oddly enough, it isn't.
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reminding it wasactually manson's follows who committed those murders. david? >> matt, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. with millions traving this week, the two systems on both coasts we're watching tonight. snow and rain just days ahead of one of the busiest travel days of the year. also, the family poisoned on a holiday vacation by a dangerous pesticide. they had no idea. what we've now learned about that tonight. and your money tonight. the countdown to black friday is on. and the experts this evening, apparently the best deals this week on wednesday, then on thanksgiving and what should you wait for on black friday? rebecca jarvis, right after the break.
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finally tonight here, america strong. and thousands proving that krozing the finish line is just the beginning. in charlotte, north carolina, this weekend, preparing for the big race. but it's not just any race. >> on your mark. get set. go! >> reporter: and it wasn't just charlotte. washington, d.c. girls across this country taking off. all running a 5k that's just more than three miles, for many, their first. empowering young girls to lead the way. it's called girls on the run. >> girls on the run! >> reporter: for ten weeks, the young runners from ages 8 to 12 met with their volunteer coaches around the country. >> that's a really, really good idea. >> reporter: from columbus, ohio, one coach echoing so many
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others with this message today. >> the girls cheer for each other. the important thing is, we all move forward. >> congratulations! >> these girls are learning some of them that they're capable of doing more than they thought they could do. >> reporter: and this race isn't about running. >> every girl is number one in this race. we just want them to make forward progress and cross the finish line so they have that the feeling of empowerment. >> reporter: from dallas, this message to us at the finish line. >> hi david! >> reporter: to chicago. >> hi david from chicago! >> reporter: slyvia in since gnatdy. >> david, i did it! >> reporter: she did it, and so the runners in baton rouge. >> hi david, we love girls on the run. >> reporter: nearly 20,000 girls in 25 cities taking off. we love those smiling faces. thanks for watching here on a monday night. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. until then, good
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11 individuals associated with the hells angels motorcycle gang have been indicted by federal grand jury on racketeering charges. >> arrested announced after weekend raids on helz angels. i'm dan ashley in for larry beil. >> and i'm dion lim in for ama daetz. range from racketeering to murder. >> cornell has the details. >> reporter: this indictment spells it out. 11 members accused of racketeering ring which included robbery, extortion and murder. >> these individuals used violence, fear, and criminal behavior for their own personal gain, their greed. >> reporter: fbi leveling charges on members of the hells
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angels gaining. sonoma chapter moments before a ride. another in fresno. evidence seized in both places. >> multiple weapons, at least ten motorcycles, drugs and we believe garments with human dna and blood. >> reporter: these members from california and one from boston indicted on federal charges. >> murder, maiming, home invasion robbery, extortion and witness tampering. >> reporter: alleges that members committed acts of violence to maintain and enhance membership and discipline within the game. brian wendt accused of killing -- in. >> to instill fear in parts of


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