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tonight, the deadly outbreak growing. the patient here in the u.s. quarantined. the death toll now from the coronavirus that started in china worsening. at least 17 patients now dead, more than 500 sickened. all trains and planes out of that city halted tonight, while right here in the u.s., two more major airports now screening passengers. and that american patient in his 30s now being treated in isolation by a robot. also tonight, making their case. the impeachment trial of president trump. the managers from the house up first, saying the president tried to use his power to cheat in the election. and they tell senators they will hear from john bolton, among others, if they allow a fair trial. the major winter storm brewing tonight, from texas all the way up to michigan, then straight into the northeast. rob marciano times it out. the images coming in at this
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hour. the deadly plane crash, bursting into flames. several dead. not far from the airport. outside new york city, the commuter train barrelling into a tractor trailer. tonight, saudi arabia accused of a cyber attack against the ceo of amazon and the owner of "the washington post," jeff bezos. did the crown prince hack his phone? investigators say to, quote, influence, if not silence, the newspaper's critical coverage. the chilling opening statements in the harvey weinstein trial tonight. what the women accuse him of doing, as weinstein's attorneys reveal text messages and emails from some of his accusers. what they say the messages prove. the missing mother who was on vacation in a popular destination. what her family is now saying tonight. and the super bowl mvp revealing he's retiring. good evening and we are back from washington tonight, and we'll get to the impeachment trial in just a moment. but we begin tonight with the growing concern as the toll from that deadly coronavirus now
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grows, spreading from wuhan, china, and tonight, that first case here in the u.s. the patient in isolation, now being treated by that robot. while in china tonight, the urgent effort to contain the virus. passengers arriving at the beijing airport met by health officials in hazmat suits. crowds at the entrance to this train station protecting themselves with masks. and in the city of wuhan, where the outbreak began, patients now in isolation, all trains and planes out of that city halted just tonight. while here in the u.s., two more airports now screening some passengers, and that american patient, where was he before he showed up at that hospital? abc's kayna whitworth leads us off tonight outside seattle. >> reporter: drastic measures to halt the spread of that deadly virus. wuhan, china, ground zero for the outbreak, now under lockdown. most of the 17 dead and more than 500 sickened are in wuhan, where today we saw the first images from the front lines. patients in isolation units being treated by doctors in
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biohazard suits. pharmacies struggling to keep masks on the shelves. the city of 11 million now halting all public transportation and outbound flights. >> put on a face mask. consult a doctor as soon as possible. >> reporter: our bob woodruff made his way there earlier. >> this is the international section of wuhan airport. and there's basically almost no one here. it's empty. >> reporter: passengers now catching the last flights out. it comes as doctors outside seattle today revealed new details about the first american patient, who is being kept in isolation. he was transported in this unit. teams in protective suits using a robot with a stethoscope to care for the man. >> thankfully, our patient is doing relatively well. >> reporter: officials now saying that patient's first stop in the u.s. was seattle. his connecting flight was abroad. the cdc funneling all passengers arriving from wuhan through five
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u.s. airports with mandatory screening. how effective are these screenings at airports? >> well, when someone develops symptoms, day are likely to be the most con stay use, so, the screens are very effective ways in determining who is really a risk for having the infection and then spreading it. >> and so let's get to kayna whitworth, she joins us from the hospital outside seattle tonight. and kayna, they are still trying to retrace the patient's steps. how concerned are they about anyone who might have come in contact with him, including the team who first treated him? >> reporter: yeah, david, officials just now identifying 16 people they say this man came in close contact with. now, he didn't show any symptoms until he arrived home here in washington, but he knew he was at high risk, so he immediately went to urgent care, alerted doctors of his travels and they were able to take the proper precautions in treating him. and so far, david, none of them have shown any symptoms. >> that is encouraging. all right, kayna whitworth leading us off again on this story. thank you. and now to the impeachment trial of president trump tonight, day two, and now the
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democrats up first. making their case. they get 24 hours over three days to do this. they are arguing at this hour, the president abused his power, they say, trying to get ukraine to announce an investigation into the bidens and withholding u.s. aid that had already been passed by congress. lead manager adam schiff arguing the president should be removed from office. and trying to convince key moderate republican senators to allow for witnesses in the trial, to make it a fair trial, he says. tonight, the president's team already responding and abc's mary bruce on the hill. >> reporter: in the senate chamber today, the democratic prosecutors invoking the words of alexander hamilton, saying the framers warned against a president like donald trump. >> when a man unprincipled in private life, desperate in his fortune, bold in his -- >> reporter: chairman adam schiff saying the president's push to convince ukraine to investigate joe biden is exactly the kind of scenario the framers feared.
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>> they feared that a president would subvert our democracy by abusing the awesome power of his office for his own personal or political gain. >> reporter: democrats say the president withheld nearly $400 million in military aid to serve his own political needs. >> the president used the hold on military aid as leverage to pressure ukraine to announce these investigations that he hoped would help his re-election campaign. >> reporter: the president, it appears, was watching from air force one. just 30 minutes later, trump tweeting, "no pressure." in a series of methodical speeches, the democrats laid out their case, arguing the facts are not in dispute. >> they can't contest the facts. the president was the key player in this scheme. everyone was in the loop. he directed the actions of his team. he personally asked a foreign government to investigate his opponent. >> reporter: democrats warned the president must be removed from office to protect the 2020 election.
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>> the president went to extraordinary lengths to cheat in the next election. >> reporter: the democrats say the evidence paints a, quote, overwhelming and damning picture, and are imploring republicans to let them call additional witnesses the white house has blocked. only then, they say, will the world know the full extent of the president's wrongdoing. >> you'll hear from witnesses who have not yet testified, like john bolton and mick mulvaney, and if you can believe the president's words last month, you will also hear from secretary pompeo. you will hear their testimony at the same time as the american people. that is, if you allow it. >> but that remains an open question tonight. mary bruce live at the capitol, and mary, as democrats there try to convince those moderate republicans to allow for witnesses, the president's defense team already prepared to argue against that, and tonight, they're already vowing to challenge the facts already presented today? >> reporter: david, throughout this entire day, the president's team has had to sit silently in the chamber.
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they say that they are now revising their defense, based on what they have heard from the democrats and, of course, how the president reacts. david? >> that's right. they have to sit through three days of this before they make their case. mary bruce, thank you. and president trump, meanwhile, at the world economic forum in davos, switzerland, calling an impromptu news conference on all this, weighing in on the length of the trial, on the idea of witnesses and some very candid words from the president when it comes to the idea of hearing from john bolton in the impeachment trial. abc's kyra phillips traveling with the president tonight. >> reporter: president trump returning from europe tonight after lashing out at the democrats who put him on trial. >> they talked about their tremendous case and it's all done, their tremendous case. they had no case. it's all a hoax. it's a con job. >> reporter: he's charged with abuse of power. his lawyers claim that's not an impeachable offense. but the president? not so sure. >> is abuse of power an impeachable offense? >> well, it depends. but if you take a look at this and from what everybody tells me, all i do is, i'm honest.
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>> reporter: senior white house sources tell abc news they're planning for a short trial. but the president says he wants a long one. he also claims he wants to hear from witnesses like former national security adviser john bolton, even though he is the one blocking bolton from testifying. >> the problem with john is that it's a national security problem. you know, you can't have somebody who's at national security. and if you think about it, john, he knows some of my thoughts. he knows other things. and i don't know if we left in the best of terms, i would say probably not, you know. and so, you don't like people testifying when they didn't leave on good terms. >> reporter: the president seemed to relish the idea of crashing the impeachment trial and staring down democrats himself. so, what do you think? will you show up at your trial any day in any way shape or form? >> i'd love to go. wouldn't that be great? wouldn't it be beautiful? >> reporter: so why don't you go? >> i don't know. i'd sort of love, sit right in
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the front row and stare at their corrupt faces. >> kyra phillips with us live from switzerland tonight. and kyra, the president was asked if abuse of power is an impeachable offense. his answer was, "it depends." but we know his legal team will argue that it is not. and there were headlines today that his own attorney general has, in the past, taken a much different view. >> reporter: that's right, david. before he was attorney general, barr issued a confidential memo for the justice department and trump's legal team while special counsel robert mueller was conducting his probe, saying that presidents who abuse their power could be subject to penalties, including impeachment. he said that's up to congress, david. >> kyra phillips tonight reporting in. thank you, kyra. next, that major storm on the move tonight. ten states on alert, from texas up through michigan, then straight into the northeast. a dangerous commute near wichita, kansas, a semi jackknifed in the snow. snowplows at the airport in omaha tonight. sub-freezing wind chills in south florida. and that very rare image, iguanas falling from the trees.
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they actually put out an alert overnight. authorities always quick to point out, the iguanas are okay, just stunned. and near tampa, manatees huddling in the warm water near a power plant tonight. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano, tracking it all it's moving quickly, rob. >> reporter: it is, david. you see how far-reaching that cold air mass is, it's huge. and we've got a wide-reaching system that's rubbing into it. so, we've got flakes flying and advisories are up from arkansas all the way up through wisconsin, with the rain down across parts of louisiana. that cold air is going to moderate some, so, the show changes to rain in places like chicago, along the i-80 corridor. then back to snow, not a ton of accumulation as the coastal low takes shape during the day on saturday. that will slow it down, but it will be rain along i-95. we're looking for another accumulating snowfall for the interior northeast this weekend. david? >> all right, rob, thank you so much. and next tonight, the u.n. calling for investigations of a possible link between saudi arabia's crown prince and the hacking of amazon chief jeff bezos. investigators found that a massive theft of data from his phone began within hours of
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receiving a whatsapp video file, allegedly from the saudi prince's own account. the saudi kingdom responding tonight, and here's abc's chief justice correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: tonight, the united nations accusing the crown prince of saudi arabia of hacking one of the richest men in the world -- amazon founder jeff bezos. >> our suspicion is that the phone of mr. bezos was hacked in relation to his role as the owner of "the washington post." >> reporter: the u.n. report, which examined data collected by a firm hired by bezos, as well as other evidence, says the hack happened back in may of 2018 in an effort to "influence and possibly silence" "the washington post's" critical coverage of saudi arabia." particularly from columnist jamal khashoggi. prince mohammed bin salman allegedly sending bezos a video file on whatsapp, seen here in this image obtained by vice news. when opening the file, it allegedly allowed hackers to
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break into bezos' phone. the crown mrins allegedly sending another whatsapp message with a picture of a woman clo closely resembling his then mistress, months before his affair was revealed to the world. khashoggi was murdered in october 2018 inside the saudi embassy in istanbul. the saudi foreign minister tonight dismissing allegations of the country's involvement in the hack. tonight, a justice department official would not comment on the alleged hack, other than to say the u.s. will investigate malicious activity, including if it's sponsored by a nation state. the fbi declined to comment, david. >> all right, pierre thomas with us live tonight. pierre, thank you. president trump overseas making headlines, appearing to downplay the injuries suffered by u.s. service members in the iranian missile attack on a military base in iraq. after first reporting no injuries in the january 8th attack, the pentagon revealing later that 11 service members sustained concussion and traumatic brain injuries. it was just yesterday they reported more troops had been
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evacuated for evaluation. today, the president describing the injuries this way. >> i heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things, but i would say, and i can report, it is not very serious. >> so, you don't consider potential traumatic brain injury serious? >> no, i don't consider them very serious injuries, relative to other injuries that i've seen. >> the president weighing in on those u.s. injuries in iraq. back here in new york city tonight, chilling opening statements in the trial of harvey weinstein. the prosecution saying weinstein is a sexual predator and a rapist. the defense saying they will reveal, quote, loving text messages and emails, from some of his accusers. here's whit johnson. >> reporter: tonight, a stunning fall for a hollywood giant. >> harvey, do you think you're going to get a fair trial today? >> yep. >> reporter: harvey weinstein walking into a new york courtroom assisted by his pr rep. prosecutors calling him a sexual predator and a rapist. more than 80 women alleging misconduct, but this trial will focus on two specific cases,
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including former weinstein production assistant mimi haleyi. prosecutors say weinstein sexually assaulted her in 2006, and that she eventually gave up struggling and "just laid there motionless." >> i told him, no, no, no, but he insisted. >> reporter: but the defense previewed what it called dozens of loving emails sent by some accusers to the producer, like this one from the other complaining witness, months after the alleged assault. "miss you big guy, i love you, i always do. but i hate feeling like a booty call." weinstein has pleaded not guilty to all five felony counts, including rape and sexual assault. six women are expected to testify against him, which could begin as early as tomorrow. david? >> all right, whit johnson tonight. whit, thank you. and there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. the deadly plane crash and the images coming in at this hour. the plane going down during takeoff, bursting into flames. several people killed. authorities with new details at this hour and we'll have more in a moment. outside new york city, the commuter train barrelling into a tractor trailer stuck on the
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♪ >> mrs. marshall wiping away tears. ♪ i'll be strong ♪ i'll play my fight song ♪ i've still got a lot of fight left in me ♪ >> tonight, that first grade teacher sending us a message. >> hi, david. just wanted to check in and say thank you so much for airing my story. >> telling us she started her chemotherapy pills and that she's felling well enough to teach. >> i'm able to still be in the classroom and teach with my kids. everyone that is going through breast cancer right now, you guys can make it. >> and we are pulling for mrs. marshall. i'm david muir. hope to see you tomorrow. good night. . they can check your credit but they can't check if you have a criminal record.
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no other california city has housing rules like oakland will. will this help build a better bay area. a major renovation is the master plan for san mateo county fairgrounds so is that good or bad? you're going to hear from both sides in a live report. i'm spencer christian. a break from the rain and experiencing a little bit of a warm-up. i'll have a close up look in the accuweather forecast. >> announcer: now, news to build a better bay area, from abc 7. you can ask about evictions and ask about bankruptcy, but you won't be able to ask a potential tenant about a criminal history. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. a vote by the city council made oakland the first california city to ban landlords from doing criminal background checks. >> they can't ask about a criminal history and even if they found out they can't reject because of a prior conviction. it starts in two weeks and will phase in gradually through the summer. >> it is supposed to help
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homelessness and those trying to make a fresh start out of jail but it has landlords worried about the possible implications. >> leslie brinkley talked with both sides to find out whether this will help build a better bay area. leslie? >> reporter: dan and ama, you know how if you're wanting to rent an apartment, you fill out an application and there is a box that you could check off asking the question have you ever been convicted of a felony and oftentimes if that box is checked, that application often ends up in a reject pile. well no more. that question will no longer be allowed on oakland housing applications. it's called the fair chance housing ordinance. designed to bar landlords from conducting criminal background checks on potential tenants, on tuesday the oakland city council passed the ordinance to address homelessness and those gives in the criminal justice system a chance to find housing but

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