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blast of winter. avy snow batters the middle of the cocotry. dangerous roads, 1,000 flights cancelled. snow filling football stadiums. your thanksgiving travel forecast coming up. point blank. the medical student recovering tonight after stepping in to save a woman. her attacker shooting him in the stomach, then aiming for his head. police now naming a suspect. and, record breakeke the retired navy s.e.a.l. and his death-defying flight. why he's going the distance for his fellow veterans. good evening. thanks for joining us. i'm tom llamas. we begin with, around the country, special precautions at weekend sporting events.
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taking extra steps, and a predawn drill. what to do what a suicide vest is involved.. air travel worries also. ron claiborne with the story from laguardia airport tonight. >> reporter: tonight, americans on edge, heading intoo some of the busiest travel days of the year. this plane diverted because officialal say three people were behaving strangely. the flight headed to los angeles. the passengers taken off the plane, questioned, and then later allowed to get on a different flight. and the fbi said it had no specific or creditablbl
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>> if it can make people afraid, they are winning a victory against the country they're targeting. >> reporter: in new york city, hundreds of responders taking part in an exercise. today, president obama vowing that fear of being targeted by terrorists will not become the new normal. >> they can't beat us on the battle battle battlefield battlefield, so they're trying to make us afraid. and i won't let that happen as president. >> reporter: and manyravelers seeing a much heavier presence from police, for weeks and probably months to come. tom? >> ron,hank you. night, the center of europe's terror crisis is
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it's also the home offhis man, the suspected eighth paris attacker. tonight, the hunt for him is on. martha raddatz is in brussels tonight. >> reporter: tonight in buss bresz els, in the heart of the city, the police and military blocking off the streets. briskly moving pedestrians along. and warning journalists after a a threat was reported. >> if we start shooting you are in the crossfire. >> reporter: it appeared to be a false alarm, one of several tonight. but it is no wonder the police are on edge, again torrow this city, will be on lockdown, the subways shuttered, schools clcled, shopping malls, , restaurants, a a potential targets in what belgian officials fear is an imminent mass casualty attack, by multiple assailants in multiple locations. the paris scenario.
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this as the manhunt for salah abdeslam. believed to be on this surveillance video. authorities say he drove to belgium, pasasng unnoticed through three security checks. the lawyer for his companions telling abc news he may have been wearing a suicide belt. abdeslam's brother saying in interviews today that the family though he was going on a ski trip when he disappeared prior to thehettacks, and now he is hopeing he ends up in jail than dead. outside that brother's home today, in a neighborhood that has sent more than any other here to fight and train syria, this 15-year-old told me there are some people in the neighborhood who are terrorists, but that doesn't mean that everyone is. but until abdeslam is found, and the other men they believe are stalking this city, prepared to attack, brussels will remain on
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tom. >> we see that high alert right behind you. thank you. and in paris, people are still gathering outsisi that concert hall where some 90 people were killed in the attacks. tonight, for the first time, the band is speaking out. lama hassan is reporting from paristonight. >> several people hid in our dressing room, and the killers were able to get in, and killele every one of them, except for a kid that hid under my jacket. >> reporter: it was the bone chilling moment the band knew something was wrong. you can hear the gunfire ringing
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the drummer crouching down. the upcoming exclususe interview with vice news, lead singer jesse hughes explains what happened. >> so many were killed is because so many people wouldn't lelee their friends. so many people put themselves in front of people. >> reporter: the band managed to escape on foot. but among the dead was their merchandise manager nick alexander. his girlfriend polina buckily remembering him at a vigil. >> he's the best man that ever lived. >> reporter: tonight, outside the bataclan, you can still see people coming to pay their respects, nine days after the attacks. tom? >> thank you. of course, terror also striking the country of mali in the past few days. at least 19 people died.
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here's alex marquardt. >> reporter: it was eight and a half hours of terror. >> i just knew i was dead. >> reporter: you had resigned yoursese to the fact that you were dead? >> yeah, basically. >> reporter: the assault started at 7:00 a.m. as state department contractor terry kemp stood outside the radisson blu hotel. he fled back inside, diving under a dining tablele >> they never looked, they were shooting, the shells were hitting me. they never looked. i don't know why. >> reporter: after the attackers sesethe room on fire and leftftkemp crawled through the smoke to the american rescuers and safety. >> i heard a spray of definitely gunfire. >> reporter: kathie fazekas was up in her room. she immediately barricaded the door and called for help.. was ththe ever a point where you thought, we're not going to get out of here? >> when the gunfire was going down the hallway, i e-mailed my husband a second time. he's in atlanta and i said i love you. if this doesn't turn out right i love you and let people know. >> reporter: of the around 20 americans inside, one was killed.
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aid d rker anita datar froro maryland, in mali on a project for usaid. this attack has been claimed by an al qaeda linked group based in north africa. mali's defense minister would not t nfirm the claim, but said whoever is behind it is part of the growing wave of terror being seen around the world. tom? >> thank you. that string of attacks now a top concern in the race for president. and a new poll out tonight shows donald trump holding a firm lead. en carsrs, rubio, cruz, and bush. and tonight, the front runner with strong words on torture, and how he says some american muslims reaeaed after 9/11. here's devin dwyer. >> reporter: tonight donald trump is turning up the tough talk about t trorists and drawing cheers. >> we've got to chop off that head like they're chopping off
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the heads of our people. >> reporter: just take a look at who republican voters trust most to handle terrorism, in our new abc news/washington post poll. trump topping the list by far. >> so you'd bring back waterboarding? >> i would bring it back, yes. i think waterboarding is peanuts compared to o at they'd do to usus >> reporter: trump reopening a debate about interrogation and torture and stirring up new controversy over this claim about 9/11. >> i watched when the world trade center came tumbling down, and i watched in jersey city, new jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as th building was coming down. >> you know, the police say that didn't happen and all those rumors have been on the internet for some time. >> it did happen. i saw it. >> you saw that -- >> it was on television. i saw it. >> reporter: while some around the world cheered after the 9/9/ attacks, there's nononown evidence of crowds in new jersey coming out to celebrate. trump says he wants a database to trackckuslims in america and wants surveillance of mosques. at his rallies -- >> get him out of here! get him out! >> reporter: tensions are running high. on saturday in alabama, this
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claims he was beaten and subjected to racial slurs after heckling trump. >> maybe he shouldldave been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing. >> trump leadsen carson by ten points. the fourth straight month he's held the lead. ananin iowa, early signs that trump may be closing in. and to the weather tonight. parts of illinois getting some of their biggest november snow totals on record. and nothing moving at airports, cancellations at o're. and phillip mena is i i illinois tonight. >> reporter: a blast of winter,
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behind blinding snow and icy roads. near bloomington, illinois, wind gusts reduceing visibility. and more than 1,000 flights cancelled at chicago airports. o'hare setting up cots for nenely 900 passengers stranded over night. some places getting 16 inches of snow. the storm, snapping trees and power linene joltinggome residents out of bed. >> the power line went into the street. it was crazy. >> reporter: were you prepared r so much snow? >> it's a bit of a shock. coming from the warm weather we had. so, no, not really. >> reporter: stadium workers
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back here in chicago, it's only gotten colder since the storm. but the good news, it is expected to warm up in time for thanks ththksgiving. >> and rob marciano is here. >> here's the next storm coming in. to the pacific northwest, wind, rain, snow, and cold air. tomorrow afternoon, to the south and east on tuesday. and again, the cold a will be the main issue. i think travel will be tough in california, washington, oregon, i-5. and dallas, mild weather, and warm, with the snow melting it could cause problems. but east of the mississippi, pretty pleasant.
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and in chicago, in the middle of the snowstorm, a fire broke out at one of the most famous skyscrapers. the hancock center. firefighters going floor by floor evacuating residents. five people were slightly injured. coming up, the suspect opening fire on a medical studentrying to rescue a woman. and later, two politicians, a tied election. no recount. what is in the silver cases that determine a winner? when a moment turns romantic why pause to take a pill? or stop to find a bathroom? cialis for daily use is approved to treat both erectile dysfunction and the urinary symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently, day or night. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions
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>> reporter: the suspect tries to shoot gold but he fails and takes off in this suv. >> reporter: an anonymous bystander saw it all. >> i saw the guy with the gun shoot the guy in the stomach. stand over him and attempt to shoot him. >> reporter:n a statement to abc news, gold's family thanks everyone for their continued concern. saying peter's condition is improving. a friend andndlassmate describes him as a great guyuyho "always has your back." gloria riviera, abc news, washington. coming up, a singing audition takes a turn. hoho one steals the show. take a close look. what was it about her? our "index," up next. non-small cell", previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy, it's not every day something this big comes along. a chance to live longer with... opdivo,
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organizations back here at home at are willing to stst in, in case something happens to you. >> reporter: stumpf served ten tours of duty in afghanistan and iraq. now he says his fight is to help those still fighting to protect our country. john donvkn, abc news, washington. >> incrcrible. we thank john for that story. "gma" first thing tomorrow morning, david muir will be back i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening.coming up on kcrg-tv9 news at 5:30... republicans ben carson and carly fioona are competing - but also together - for an event in wilton to build up their support bases. after losing another fourth-quarter lead, iowa state fires head football coach paul rhoads following 7 seasons. and a cedar rapids church is collecting shoeboxes in an effort to help fulfill basic needs for children around the world.
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source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at 5:30. as we made it through friday's storm, today and tomorrow ing some of the coldest stretches thht we've felt in month. to get you ready, meteorologist ccris havely has the first alert forecast... tonight will not be as cold as last night, but still on the chilly side. winds from the south will keep our temperaturrs from falling quickly for the first half of the night, before westerly winds take over late. our workweek will onsist of a gradual warm-up, starting off with highs near freezing on monday and likely in the 50s by thursday. with this resurgence of warrair overtop aanow pack, dense fog will be a possibility from monday night through mid-week. rain becomes likely on thursday, and along with the snow melt, we will keep an eye on possible flooding in some areas. tonight: skies clearing low:
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