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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com welcome to "world news." tonight, holiday nightmare. the massive storm system just days before thanksgiving. dumping snow across the south, record rain and it's on the move tonight, just as millions prepare to hit the roads. the flight delays already snowballing. abc meteorologist ginger zee right here. the secret talks between the u.s. and iran revealed tonight. the blockbuster nuclear deal this weekend. what does iran have to give up? what do they get in return? and is it worth it for america? the lotto lie. the customer and the winning ticket. the store owners who police say handed him $1,000. the problem is, he'd actually won $1 million. tonight, authorities say, nice try. and we've learned, it's happened before. and dancing with the stars. the usher already famous to some nba fans. but what happens when they put this 11-year-old on the jumbotron next to him?
so you think you can dance? good evening. great to have you with us here on a sunday night. if you look behind me tonight, a viewer sending us this from out west tonight. this is a big week for americans. more than 43 million traveling this thanksgiving. tonight, the weather map with a holiday greeting of its own. a giant storm system, record rains and snow in states like oklahoma, texas and new mexico, and if you are watching on the east coast tonight get ready, it's coming to you next. this is where it all started this evening. the view in california, shattering records in phoenix, and the snow, too. then the snow in albuquerque, looking like winter in the northeast. one woman using a broom to sweep the snow off a railing there. tonight in dallas, they are de-icing planes, delays mounting as we come on the air. hundreds of flights already cancelled for tomorrow. tonight here, the forecast for this thanksgiving week ahead.
but first, the pictures as they are coming in. here's abc meteorologist ginger zee. >> reporter: parts of the southwest, barely visible tonight. an intense punch of pre-holiday winter is slowly lumbering east. already killing at least eight people. most in car accidents. in new mexico, up to a foot and a half of snow. amarillo, texas, halted on the highway. spinning in almost five inches of snow. and in oklahoma city, a fresh coat. the storm's next stop, dallas. where they could get up to a tenth of an inch of ice. the city pretreating roads. the airports de-icing planes, watching the number of cancellations surpass 300. separate from that storm, the cold has certainly settled in. >> it's the windy city. >> reporter: feeling like single digits in chicago. >> we wouldn't have come out if it wasn't for the dogs, that's for sure. >> reporter: buried in up to two feet of lake effect snow in parts of pennsylvania. and in nashville, auditions for
the new "star wars" film had the actors begging for the force to with them as they endured temperatures 20 degrees below average. >> wow. this is going to be something this week, for people traveling. and you're tracking the storm. you say what's most concerning is that it hits major hubs for travel? >> reporter: right. from new mexico to mississippi, winter storm warnings and watches. look at this thing as it moves. dallas tomorrow morning is the big concern. then, it goes all rain. rain is not good. look at the timing. early tuesday morning, atlanta, a major hub getting soaked. up through the carolinas on tuesday and then up to d.c., new york city, tuesday night into wednesday. if you have flights then, that could be a wreck. the only good news is that most of the snow stays west and it's out of here by thanksgiving day. >> traveling to get there in the rain is going to be treacherous. you say the rain is the biggest concern? >> reporter: yeah. everybody wants to know where is the snow and how much. let me start with the snow. the snow all west. a lot of that lake effect enhanced. but again, down the spine of the appalachians, i really think
it's going be rain. some places getting three-plus inches. northern alabama, teern eastern tennessee. >> all right, ginger zee, thank you. we're going to turn next to the other major headline breaking now, that historic nuclear deal with iran, agreeing to freeze its nuclear program for six months. a small step, but a major breakthrough. tonight here, we're learning about the secret talks between the u.s. and iran that led to this. secretary of state kerry rushing to the talks, celebrating with other foreign leaders after the deal was sealed. as he shook hands with iran's foreign minister, there was another man very unhappy with this. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, who late today got a call from president obama. we're told it was about 30 minutes long and the white house describing it as a, quote, useful discussion. so, what does iran have to give up? was it worth it to america? abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran tonight. >> reporter: the smiles and handshakes in geneva told the story. they think they did a very big deal. so does president obama, who hailed the work of the negotiators.
>> that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure. >> reporter: under the deal, iran agreed to freeze its nuclear program, destroy its dangerous near-weapons-grade fuel and allow daily monitoring of key facilities by international inspectors. in return, the u.s. and allies agreed to ease some economic sanctions. about $7 billion worth, but leave most others still in force. and the whole deal is temporary. six months for negotiators to hammer out a final agreement, which will be much more difficult to get done. on "this week," secretary of state john kerry argued this deal is plenty tough on iran and reversible. >> and if they're not prepared to do the things necessary to be able to have a peaceful program, truly peaceful, and provable as such, then the sanctions can be turned back up. >> reporter: but the doubters and the critics are legions, starting in jerusalem, where israeli prime minister netanyahu blasted the deal, declaring it is --
>> not an historic agreement. it's an historic mistake. it's not made the world a safer place. >> reporter: in congress, most republicans and many democrats voiced deep skepticism of president obama's approach. >> we let him out of the trap. >> reporter: and they are preparing even more tougher sanctions, which if passed would effectively kill this deal. and today, another diplomatic astonishment. it turns out there had been months of unprecedented secret talks between the u.s. and iran to lay the ground work for geneva. five meetings this year, in the gulf nation of oman and elsewhere in the region, u.s. and iranian officials meeting face to face. president obama keeping some of the closest u.s. allies, including israel, in the dark, as the agreement took shape in the secret talks. secretary of state kerry came here to london today to begin work with allies on the next steps. planning negotiations to cut the next deal and making sure iran abides by this one. david? >> all right, terry, thank you.
now, to the pictures from iran tonight. hundreds cheering on their negotiators returning to the airport, giving them a hero's welcome. a marked change from a couple of months ago, when iran's new president returned from america to eggs being thrown at him from the krud after taking a phone call from poem. here's abc's muhammad lila with some iranians' words to america. >> reporter: in iran, he's being hailed as a hero. the sanctions regime will be broken, iran's president says. and take a look at this photo. rouhani kissing the forehead of a young girl, her father, a nuclear scientist, assassinated, the iranians say, by foreign agents. we journeyed to iran, seeing for ourselves the winds of change. here, over lunch, young and proud iranians share their surprising taste in music. what do you listen to? >> lincoln park.
>> even here, just listen to what these iranian skateboarders tell us. >> i hope the relations get better. maybe have a tour in usa. >> reporter: when iranian students took those 52 americans hostage in 1979, the united states severed ties. >> in iran, it is day 139 for the american hostages. >> reporter: if you were watching back then, you might have seen this woman, a spokesperson for the student revolutionaries. thank you for giving us time today. >> thank you. >> reporter: now, she's a reformist and iran's first ever female vice president, telling us words that just a few years ago were unheard of. >> together, the u.s. and iran could work against violence, against radicalism. >> reporter: but that cooperation might not come easy. after friday prayers, many here still chant "death to america." and outside, when i ask them -- do you think it's time for america and iran to fix the relationship? they respond by chanting it even louder.
muhammad lila, abc news, tehran. >> muhammad, thank you. and one more note overseas tonight that will effect our troops in afghanistan. tribal leaders in that country have overwhelming approved a security deal this sunday, allowing u.s. troops to remain in their country beyond a 2014 deadline. american commanders and troops had wanted that to ensure what they've accomplished isn't lost. president karzai, however, hasn't said when he'll sign off. back in this country tonight, and to the economy now, just as the holiday shopping season kicks into full swing, the markets already full of cheer. trading opens tomorrow after the dow finished its second day above 16,000 on friday. and with black friday shopping after thanksgiving this week, some dubbing tomorrow black monday, we wanted to know, when is truly the best day to shop? and it turns out, some researchers wanted to know the same thing. and that date is coming. abc's clayton sandell in denver tonight. >> reporter: this year, the competition is cutthroat. facing fewer days for holiday buying and lower consumer confidence, retailers are desperate for a bigger share of
the 147 million shoppers hitting stores and websites black friday weekend. if the mad dash for deals is your holiday tradition, you can now do it a day earlier. k-mart, target and walmart all unlocking their doors on thanksgiving day. >> it's bloody, brutal and there are going to be a lot of casualties. >> reporter: early birds are even bringing tents and generators to this best buy in akron, ohio, a week early. >> a couple of us are looking for tvs as presents for family. >> reporter: but some stores are making the curbside campout unnecessary. walmart, amazon and macy's already one-upping competitors by offering black friday prices online right now. best buy will even match a price if you've already bought somewhere else. and experts crunching the numbers say the best day to shop may actually be december 4th when good deals can still be found, minus the crowds. now, only about a quarter of shoppers are expected to actually come out on thanksgiving day. the idea of hitting the mall
after a big holiday meal, probably, david, giving a few people heartburn. >> that is for sure. clayton sandell in denver, thank you. there is new trouble tonight for boeing and its state of the art dreamliner. the company warning of serious problems with the engines on that plane. they say pilots should avoid flying near thunderstorms because ice can form inside those engines, causing a drop in power. and tonight, to growing consumer outrage when it comes to flying. the faa allowing you to keep your mobile devices on. that was a welcome change. but when many heard phone calls on planes could be next, they said, please hold. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: on a plane, phone calls can be annoying. so, just the fact that the fcc is going to look at the possibility of allowing cell calls in-flight is leading to chaos in the cabin. >> some things are really just a bit too personal and you don't really want to know. >> can you hear me now? >> reporter: the fcc acknowledges that most passenger oppose phone calls. and even the chairman says, "i
feel that way myself." on the white house website, 2,500 people have already signed a petition to stop the fcc. delta airlines polled its passengers and found two-thirds said no to phone calls. >> people are talking loud, i think that might be a little disruptive. >> reporter: and flight attendants are adamantly opposed. >> i can just see it now, with a dozen people, can you hear me now, can you hear me now? and none of us want to experience that on an airplane. >> reporter: why such a negative reaction? researchers found when you're stuck in an elevator or a plane and listening to a one-sided conversation, it steals your attention. making it difficult to get anything done. tonight, this is just a proposal. even if approved late next year, it will be up to the airlines to decide if you can make a cell call at 30,000 feet. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> already sounds like a nightmare. david, thank you. a reversal of fortune tonight for a lottery winner who hit a $1 million jackpot. the problem is, he was told he'd
only won $1,000. abc's rob nelson reports tonight, it's time to pay up. >> reporter: tonight, two employees, nabil and karim jaghab, father and son, accused of trying to scam a new york man out of his lottery prize and keep the money for themselves. the 34-year-old victim purchased a $10 unwrap the cash lottery ticket from this long island deli and was told by the suspects he had won $1,000 when that ticket was really worth $1 million. the unidentified ticket winner became suspicious friday and called police. father and son are charged with grand larceny. the son in handcuffs saying it's a mistake. >> honest mistake. >> reporter: their lawyer blaming a malfunctioning lotto machine. >> further investigation is needed on this. >> reporter: such scams are more common than you think. last november, two brothers were accused of scamming a syracuse man out of a $5 million winning ticket. they allegedly told the real winner it was worth just five grand. officials say there are simple ways to protect yourself.
don't hand over your ticket. use the machine you see in most stores to see if you're a winner. and sign the back of your winning ticket so others cannot claim it. >> good advice to remember. now the gaming commission for new york state says, quote, we stand ready to cooperate with law enforcement. meantime, the father and son in this story, david, they have pleaded not guilty to the charges. >> they say it was a simple mistake. >> reporter: we'll see what the court may say. >> rob, thank you. now to a different mystery tonight. this one from the vatican. for the first time ever, the catholic church opening up an ancient jewel box, unleashing a scientific debate over what's inside. here's abc's alex marquardt. >> reporter: today, pope francis offered the world the first glimpse of what could be the remains of the world's first pope. the bronze case held nine pieces of ancient bone, allegedly bone fragments of st. peter. until now, they've been kept in a private papal chapel. they've never officially been declared the fragments of st.
peter, in part because a 1,000-year-old curse threatened those who disturbed his tomb. today's display is the strongest sign yet that the vatican believes these are the remains of the apostle peter. but some archaeologists aren't convinced, saying there's no scientific proof. pope francis's emotional display today marked the end of the vatican's year-long celebration of christian faith. and it's that faith that will be required to be convinced that these are the remains of st. peter. david? >> alex, thank you. still ahead on "world news" this sunday night, he was the doctor treating michael jackson during these rehearsals for that documentary film "this is it." dr. conrad murray, out of jail, and breaking his silence with stung descriptions of jackson's final days. and later tonight, the dance cam, seen by 2 million. tonight, what we just learned about the 11-year-old on the left of your screen, who is stealing the show. [ male announcer ] if you're taking multiple medications,
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enjoy the relief! after spending two years in jail, michael jackson's former doctor, conrad murray, is now a free man and breaking his silence with his own version of jackson's final days. abc's aditi roy in los angeles. >> reporter: he is one of the last people who saw michael jackson alive. and now, dr. conrad murray, who treated jackson while preparing for his "this is it" tour, is speaking out for the first time since being released from prison. murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for giving the pop superstar an overdose of the drug propofol. he was released just a few weeks ago, serving two years of his four-year sentence. today, murray told australia's "60 minutes" program jackson begged him to give him the drug for insomnia. >> i did not agree with michael in using such a powerful sedative for sleep. so, what i told michael is that,
we have to get you off of the substance. however -- i mean, call it ideal or not ideal, michael jackson is not a guy you can just say, "stop it." >> reporter: murray also spoke with the uk newspaper "the daily mail," revealing shocking new details about jackson. murray says, quote, "michael trusted no one. the bed chamber smelled because he did not even let maids in there to clean. there were clothes strewn everywhere." murray also talked about the condition of jackson's body, murray says he only confronted jackson once he saw the state of the pop stars arms. "his veins were in a terrible state. i said, michael, i have never seen arms with such veins except for a drugt addict." australia's channel nine confirms paying for murray's interview. abc news reached out to the jackson family attorney, but so far, they have not commented. david? >> aditi roy, thank you.
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finally tonight here, the dance cam is half the fun at basketball games. tonight, the 11-year-old who was waiting for his chance. and when it came, well, judge for yourself. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: 11-year-old antoine alexander's dream was to be on the detroit pistons dance cam. so, when he got his chance, he went for it. ♪ then, the camera shifts to the pistons usher, shannon sails, who has been entertaining fans with his moves for years. he challenges the young groover to a dance-off. ♪ >> oh, so, you want to challenge? so, i just went on. >> he was so hyped and the crowd was just behind him. i was like, he's taking my crowd. >> reporter: fans can't get enough. and tonight, look at this new number. 2.5 million views and counting.
>> i don't want to brag, but i'm good. i brought my a-game. so, i won. >> reporter: we wanted more. >> i'm coming to get my revenge today. >> reporter: call it the "world news" dance cam. ♪ >> i think i won. >> he is so good. >> reporter: but tonight, there's one winner. that 11-year-old and his 20 seconds in front of the fans. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> and by the way, antoine plays piano and sings at church. that dancing usher says he plans to go see antoine, and the pistons have invited him to the next game. diane right back here tomorrow night. "gma" first thing in the morning. have a great week.
abc 7 news starts right now with live, breaking news. we are following that breaking news from the oakland coliseum where two people were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries following today's game against the tennessee titans. the alameda county sheriffs office says a woman jumped from the third deck of the stadium near section 301 around 4:30 this afternoon. the section was closed to the public at the time. a fan, walking along the
concourse, about 60 feet below, saw it happened and tried to catch her but he was critically injured when she landed on him. they believe the woman jumped intentionally. both fans are in critical condition. stay with abc news for the latest on this breaking story and follow us on twitter for updates. good evening. thank you for joining us. the holiday hustle is kicking off early. many retailers are planning to be open this thanksgiving, and customers are already lining up to get their hands on the best deals. right now, groups of customers are camped out to be first. inside of two best buys this thanksgiving. go live to abc 7 news reporter who talked to one of the groups tonight. >> reporter: show y