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tonight, breaking news, severe storms bearing down across several states as we come on the air, and the 100-car pileup. those tornado warnings and watches across the south and the heartland. reports of a possible tornado outside dallas. dallas, austin, little rock, and oklahoma city all on alert tonight. the 100-car pileup in denver. temperatures plunging from the 70s into the 20s. this system on the move. rob marciano standing by to time this out. house speaker nancy pelosi's first public comments since the brutal attack on her husband. what she said today and what she revealed about paul pelosi's condition. mola lenghi in san francisco. tonight, with elon musk in charge of twitter now, thousands of workers learning they have lost their jobs, after being told to check their email.
reports roughly half the company's 7,500 employees now out of work. four days to go until the crucial midterm election. live coverage all night tuesday here on abc. and tonight here in the key senate race in pennsylvania, the major headline. after dr. oz appeared for years on "the oprah show," tonight oprah endorsing john fetterman instead, and you'll hear from her. plus, former presidents obama and trump both in that state this weekend, showing the stakes in this race, now a dead heat. eva pilgrim in pennsylvania. the turnout factor tonight. republicans need a net gain of just one senate seat to take control of the senate. well, tonight, several key states where the races are now tied up. this is now all about the final ground game. rachel scott with the new numbers, and they are close. north korea tonight flying dozens of fighter jets near the border with south korea. south korea's response amid concerns north korea may now be preparing to conduct an underground nuclear test.
martha raddatz standing by. here at home tonight, what the cdc is now warning about the flu. what they're now seeing, the alarming new numbers and what they're now recommending when it comes to your children. just in tonight, there is word of a shark attack. it involves a swimmer and authorities responding to the scene. and making history, the powerball jackpot now the largest jackpot ever. 1.6 billion reasons to stay tuned. good evening, and it's great to have you with us as we near the end of another week together. and we do begin tonight with the severe storms in the hours ahead across several states, bearing down on the south and the heartland. and the 100-car pileup in denver. more than 25 million americans in the path of potential tornadoes and damaging winds. one tornado report outside dallas already. parts of texas, oklahoma, and arkansas in the path of these storms tonight.
major cities, of course, including dallas, austin, little rock, oklahoma city, all bracing for the potential of a difficult night ahead. and this was the scene from the same system in colorado, what they called a flash freeze, causing that major pileup in denver. some 100 vehicles, multiple injuries. temperatures there dropping from the 70s to the 20s. heavy rain and strong winds outside dallas already today. dangerous weather heading into the night. senior meteorologist rob marciano leading us off tonight. he's in dallas. >> reporter: tonight, a severe weather outbreak slamming the south central u.s. more than 25 million on alert from texas to missouri. torrential rain causing treacherous travel conditions for the evening commute in plano, texas. dangerous and destructive winds already whipping through dallas, measured to 63 miles per hour, with possible tornadoes through the night as the storm moves east. >> this is my concern for east texas, you're a level 4. we don't see that very often in the fall. >> reporter: this same system wreaking havoc in denver. >> i was just like, oh, man, please don't let me get hurt.
please don't let me hurt anybody. >> reporter: a flash freeze being blamed for this 100-car pileup on an icy overpass overnight. temperatures plunging from the 70s thursday to the low 20s, catching drivers off guard. >> i tried my best to stop, but it wasn't working out. slid into a dump truck, got hit like four more times. >> reporter: dozens injured. cars left stranded. the storm dumping up to a foot of snow in the mountains of colorado. so let's bring in rob marciano. he's live in dallas tonight. rob, there's always heightened concern when the potental for tornadoes comes after dark. so, take us through this. what do you expect tonight? >> reporter: well, david, you're right, it's always more dangerous when these things carry over into the nighttime. in the fall season nighttime comes quickly. texas is getting the brunt of this but it's a big system. the radar stretches up into wisconsin. severe wither reports there. now the tornado watches extended to include parts of eastern oklahoma and i suspect they'll extend more overnight. two lines there. dallas, you're almost done. those two lines will come together. then the arklatex region in it.
eastern oklahoma, arkansas, shreveport, be on the lookout. keep your phone alerts on, keep a weather radio handy. and as this rain band stretches into the mississippi, which we need the rain, we just don't want the wind coming with it. the dynamics for wind tomorrow should be less severe. this system is pumping up the heat in the east. 80 degrees in d.c. on monday. certainly starting the month of november very warm. david. >> a country of extremes tonight. rob marciano live in dallas. thank you, rob. tonight, house speaker nancy pelosi speaking on camera for the first time since the attack on her husband paul pelosi about his condition. she thanked people for their well wishes, support. amid these growing threats she said, quote, there's no question that our democracy is on the ballot. abc's mola lenghi in san francisco tonight. >> reporter: tonight, speaker of the house nancy pelosi addressing that vicious attack on her husband one week ago, on camera for the first time. >> it's going to be a long haul, but he will be well. and it's just so tragic how it happened. but nonetheless, we have to be
optimistic. >> reporter: paul pelosi now recuperating at home after being released from the hospital. this as lawyers for the suspect, david depape, and state prosecutors appeared in court today. >> what is clear is that he was targeting the speaker, that he did not find her in her home. instead he found her husband and that he enacted violence on her husband. >> reporter: according to the san francisco d.a.'s office, the defendant startled mr. pelosi awake, soon asking, where's nancy? where's nancy? depape allegedly threatened to tie up mr. pelosi about ten times over the course of their encounter, at one point saying that it was the end of the road for mr. pelosi. pelosi able to grab his phone in the bathroom and call 911. authorities say when san francisco police arrived, they witnessed depape striking mr. pelosi in the head at full force with the hammer, which knocked mr. pelosi unconscious. pelosi remaining unresponsive for about three minutes, waking up in a pool of his own blood. depape allegedly saying he was on a suicide mission and was planning to target others, too,
including a professor and several prominent state and federal politicians and their relatives. >> we're not disclosing who those people were. >> reporter: tonight depape remains in a county jail, as u.s. authorities face new questions about how the canadian citizen was reportedly able to stay in the country illegally for years. and tonight, nancy pelosi also thanking her supporters in this heated political environment, adding this -- >> there is no question that our democracy is on the ballot. >> reporter: prosecutors are considering showing police body camera video from that attack here at the pelosi home last week, not only in the trial but also in the preliminary hearing next month. the d.a. stressing today that everything remains on the table. meanwhile, david depape has pleaded not guilty to all charges. david? >> mola lenghi in san francisco all week for us, thank you. now to the crucial midterm elections, just four days to go. tonight, news coming in in the key senate race of pennsylvania. now a dead heat. this race could very well
determine who controls the senate. republican dr. mehmet oz appearing for years on "the oprah show," but tonight oprah has now endorsed his opponent, john fetterman. tonight you'll hear from oprah on her reason why. abc's eva pilgrim in philadelphia. >> reporter: tonight, the heaviest hitters in politics preparing to descend on pennsylvania, a sign of just how crucial this senate race is in the battle for congress. president biden and former president obama making their only joint appearance of the midterms this weekend in support of john fetterman. former president trump coming to rally for dr. mehmet oz. >> and you are going to send my friend oz, oz, he is a great guy, to the u.s. senate. >> reporter: but today, a setback for oz from the woman who gave him his big break. >> yeah, the oz man! >> reporter: oprah singlehandedly responsible for making oz a household name. they worked together for years, but in this campaign, she now says she's with fetterman. >> i said it was up to the citizens of pennsylvania, and of
course it still is, but i will tell y'all this, if i lived in pennsylvania, i would have already cast my vote for john fetterman for many reasons. >> reporter: oprah saying her vote is about the values we hold dear, the values of inclusion, the values of compassion. in his closing pitch to voters, fetterman, who is recovering from a stroke, says that experience has given him new fight. >> i think if somebody was looking for the kind of candidate that is to stand up for anyone that ever got knocked down that has to get back up, or any kind of forgotten community, and that's really what our -- this campaign is absolutely about. >> reporter: today the oz campaign responding to oprah's endorsement, saying, dr. oz loves oprah and respects the fact that they have different politics. the candidate is spending the campaign homestretch reaching out to a key group of voters, suburban women, urging supporters to share his finely tuned message with their neighbors. >> so, your job is to highlight -- what are the three things? the economy, crime, and the border. right? three things.
don't talk about other stuff than that. you don't need to. talk about what concerns voters, and they'll come over to us. >> and so let's bring in eva pilgrim in philadelphia tonight. eva, president biden, of course, teaming up with former president obama. they will be in pennsylvania this weekend. former president trump will be there as well, all three of them. and it shows just how crucial this one senate race is when it comes to control of the senate. >> reporter: that's right, david, and both of these candidates are really trying to drive home their message. fetterman saying the experience with his stroke will make him a stronger, more empathetic senator. and dr. oz drilling down on what he says are the key issues of this election, the economy and crime. david, things here are just so close. >> eva pilgrim with the beautiful philly backdrop there tonight. eva, thank you. so where do the numbers stand tonight? pennsylvania, georgia, nevada, any one of these senate races could determine who holds the senate. let's get right back over to rachel scott at the big board. i guess we'll start with pennsylvania since we're talking
about john fetterman and dr. oz. >> there has been movement in pennsylvania, but it has been slight, and it is not enough to break this dead heat we are seeing between fetterman and dr. oz. both at 46%. too early to tell if that endorsement from oprah will make any of the difference. but, again, you said it, this is a state where you'll see two former presidents campaigning. over to georgia, it is dead even here between senator rafael warnock and the republican herschel walker. and right to nevada, we are seeing much of the same. another close race between democratic incumbent catherine cortez masto and the republican, adam laxalt. david, with races this tight, it's all going to come down to voter turnout, the ground game. but this is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable midterms yet. >> no question. along with linsey davis, jon karl, political director rick klein all right here on the desk here on election night. here and across the country live in the battlegrounds. our live coverage all evening long begins at 8:00 p.m. eastern election night. again, next tuesday night.
the team right here all night for you. in the meantime, we continue with the news this friday night, and to thousands of jobs lost. elon musk who now owns and, of course, runs twitter, and thousands of workers learned they lost their jobs after being told to check their email. reports half the company's 7,500 employees now out of work. here's janai norman. >> reporter: tonight, fired by the world's richest man. elon musk announcing massive layoffs overnight, telling employees they'd get an email today telling them their fate. that email, subject, your role at twitter. in the email, today is your last working day at the company, and signed simply, twitter. >> i found that my work laptop was remotely wiped and access to slack and gmail revoked. >> reporter: musk reportedly laying off about half the 7,500-member global workforce. >> 50% is a jaw-dropping number and really goes to the bone and heart of the twitter ecosystem. >> reporter: another
jaw-dropping number, the $44 billion musk paid for the company, billions more than most analysts believe it's worth, and the nearly $13 billion he borrowed to close the deal. to try to raise revenue, musk floating the idea of a pay-to-play platform, an $8 monthly charge for verified accounts with the blue checkmark. but the platform profits most from ads, and companies are increasingly concerned about musk's plans to change how twitter moderates content. one study shows an unsettling increase in hate speech on twitter since musk took over. at an investor conference in new york city today, musk blamed pressure from activists who fear the platform becoming a playground for hate speech. >> we've done our absolute best to appease them, and nothing is working. so this is a major concern, and i think this is, frankly, an attack on the first amendment. >> reporter: and, david, critics like the naacp say this is not a first amendment issue, calling
on companies to pull their ads from the platform until twitter, quote, rids itself of any content or account that spews hate or disinformation. that, of course, creates a big challenge as musk tries to make twitter profitable. david? >> all right. janai norman tonight here in new york. janai, thank you. tonight after we reported around synagogues, the fbi reporting they have found the individual whose threat prompted that issued rare warning to synagogues in new jersey. police scrambled to add patrols outside synagogues. sources telling abc news that a young adult was interviewed about concerning social media posts. he reportedly told them he dislikes jewish people, but had no plans to do any harm. it is unclear tonight if that person will be charged. meanwhile, nba star kyrie irving has apologized after posting a link to an anti-semitic movie. the brooklyn nets taking action after he refused to apologize immediately and make clear that he had no anti-semitic beliefs. the nets saying he is, quote, currently unfit to be with the team.
irving posting overnight after increasing pressure that he is, quote, deeply sorry. the nets say he must meet with jewish leaders and the team before he's allowed to play again. overseas tonight, the dangerous escalation, north korea flying scores of fighter jets near the border with south korea, and tonight the response now from south korea. here's martha raddatz again tonight. >> reporter: it was an extraordinary show of force, north korea sending dozens and dozens of warplanes towards the border with south korea, prompting the south to urgently scramble its own warplanes, some 80 f-35 fighter jets taking to the skies. the north's provocative move no doubt to counter the u.s. decision to extend joint u.s/south korean military exercises, which already involve 240 warplanes and thousands of military personnel. this, of course, follows kim jong-un's barrage of missile tests in the past few days, at least 30, including an intercontinental ballistic
missile aimed toward japan. >> this is an unprecedented level of activity. the intent here is to ramp up tensions as a prelude to a likely underground nuclear test sometime in the days to come. >> reporter: that test is expected any day, the first in five years. but the u.s. warning that if kim ever attacks with a nuclear weapon, that would be the end of his regime. the joint u.s./south korean military exercises end this weekend, but u.s. officials don't think that will have any effect on kim's desire to test a nuclear device. david? >> all right. martha raddatz tonight. martha, we'll see you here on election night as well. thank you. in the meantime tonight, the warning to vladimir putin over nuclear weapons. china's president xi making his most direct criticism of putin's war in ukraine yet, now warning against resorting to nuclear weapons. it came during a visit with the german chancellor in beijing. the u.s. and its allies, including germany, had been urging xi to take a stand. tonight, the pentagon announcing new military aid to ukraine.
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monday charges were filed against the suspect david to papp on tuesday. he pleaded not guilty pelosi spent almost a week in the hospital. he was a released just yesterday and today the date for the preliminary hearing in the case was set abc 7 news reporter news peña was in court this morning and has the latest news. yes, emma and dan this was the first step ahead of a potential trial on december 14th. the district attorney's office will have to prove that they have enough evidence against the pap for a trial. this is all happening on the same day speaker of the house nancy pelosi updated her supporters on her husband paul. today for the first time since the attack house speaker nancy pelosi spoken camera about the status of her husband's health this a week since david. allegedly broke into the pelosi's home and hit paul pelosi in the head with a hammer. it' gonna be a long haul b he wille well and it's just so tragic haven't happened, but nonetheless
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