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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, security is stepped up on the los angeles transit system after a threat to a major train station. we have new details about the alleged target and phone call that kicked off the warning. searching for clues in that deadly oakland warehouse fire. a tearful vigil as more victims are identified and the new pi building before the fire. joe biden is leaving the door open for a future presidential run. hear what he told reporters about 2020. caught on camera. a piece of ice becomes a highway hazard when it flies off a truck. good tuesday morning, i'm ryan smith in for kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo.
start under a heightened security alert. >> they're investigating a threat against the universal city red line station, an area popular with tourists. an anonymous tip was phoned in from overseas about some sort of detonation that was to happen today at that station. it's left many commuters shaken. >> it's scary. never know like -- usually there's never a problem on the train. >> i know i won't be on the train tomorrow. i feel like it is a dangerous situation and threats aren't ta it after the fact. >> los angeles mayor eric garcetti doesn't believe the threat is credible and advises people to go about their day and plans to ride it today as a show of support. overnight we learned the name of the ten more victims in that oakland warehouse fire from the bay area. >> just a few hours ago thousands gathered a few miles away for a vigil to remember the dead. that number is now up to 36 as three more bodies were pulled
they'll find more victims but they do say they can't be sure until the entire scene has been searched and talk of possible criminal charges in the case and lauren lyster joins us from oakland. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, diane and ryan. the efforts to try to recover any more of the missing are going on into day five in what is the deadliest building fire in ten years in this country. dangerous conditions inside of that building have forced crews at times to stop their heavy construction equipment behind me they appear to be tearing down the front wall and their grim work continues. this morning investigators searching for the cause of the deadliest fire in oakland's history. the devastating blaze turning a friday night concert at this artist colony into an inferno. >> fire went up really, really quickly. >> reporter: firefighters tell abc news they believe it started on the fire floor in the back of
conditions inside. these images showing the rickety staircase leading to the front door leaving virtually no way out. >> you couldn't have more than two people on that staircase before it was fall down and it was not only dangerous but it was disgusting. >> reporter: a long history of violation, complaints about blight and people living there illegally. now a criminal probe into the tragedy. >> the range of charges involuntary manslaughter and until we know what the evidence shows us, there may be other charges if the evidence presents that. >> reporter: the community monday night mourning the dozens of victims killed. most of those identified in their 20s and 30s, one, though, just 17. other local teens grappling the with the news. >> i was able to go with some friends to oakland to where it
i think that helped a lot. >> reporter: this morning, even in the very early hours just down the street at a memorial people had been stopping leaving flowers standing in silence grieving those 22 victims who have been identified. diane and ryan. >> lauren lyster, live in oakland, thank you. president-elect donald trump is off to fayetteville, north carolina, to personally thank thousands of supporters in a post-election rally and is picks as he steps up his search for secretary of state. president-elect donald trump continues to indicate he might be open to changing his position on climate change. meeting at trump tower monday with former vice president al gore. >> had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. it was a sincere search for areas of common ground. >> reporter: gore also praised ivanka trump's commitment to a climate policy that makes sense.
mixed signals on the issue once called it a hoax but later said he's keeping an open mind. >> i found it extremely interesting conversation and to be continued. >> reporter: reports say trump's children are urging him to seize on 9 issue as a potentially defining issue for his administration. one of those children, ivanka, and husband jared kushner could be making the move to the nation's capital. sources tell abc news that the couple is exploring a possible move informally looking at hopes kushner has been a top advise story trump as the president-elect continues to work on the transition. and another one-time critic former out governor jon huntsman has been add to the list for possible secretary of state. >> there is an expanded list. i'm on it. i'm thrilled to be on that list. >> reporter: he continues to cause controversy upsetting china by talking to the president of taiwan, something no u.s. president has done in
trump is taking calls from any foreign leaders but without any briefing from state department officials. >> i would recommend it but obviously that hasn't happened in a few cases. >> reporter: ben carson has accepted his offer to be the next housing and urban development secretary. trump says he's passionate about strengthening communities but democrats are slamming carson as unqualified. an emotional moment for vice president joe biden presiding over a vote on sweeping senators took another vote to rename the cancer funding portion of 9 bill after biden's son who died last year. biden was in good spirits after 9 session and played coy with reporters about another bid for the white house. >> i'm going to run in 2020. >> for what? >> for president. so, what the hell, man. >> just to be clear were you kidding about running for president in 2020?
run. i'm not committing to anything. i learned a long time ago fate has a strange way of intervening. >> biden would be 78 in four years if he ran and won. that would make him the oldest president in u.s. history. syria's civil war is front and center but russia and china blocked a resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in hard hit aleppo. that resolution would have allowed the evacuation of sick and wounded and cleared a for much needed food and medicine. a.j. a alex marquardt shows out what is going on. >> reporter: incredible devastation and sound of heavy fighting. you can hear that small arms fire, the loud booms, this is just a few hundred yards away. >> alex is in a part of aleppo 2r controlled by syrian troops.
few days and some say it's the worst fighting in the four-year battle for control over the city. here at home parts of the south are facing a severe weather threat. strong to severe thunderstorms in the south packing damaging wind gusts, hail, possibly a few tornadoes. still ahead a whole new shopping experience. we have details on the new store with no cashiers and more importantly no checkout lines. breaking overnight a christmas parade comes to a frightening halt. as shots rang out. see what happens when a chuck of ice flies off a truck
identified in this sinkhole accident in san antonio, texas. her body removed from 12 feet of water yesterday. the woman's family said she was driving to work when it swallowed her car. annual christmas parade in sanford, north carolina, was brought to a halt by multiple gunshots. police say at least two were hurt. one reportedly hospitalized in serious condition. another with a n nonlife-threatening injury after as many as eight sho one suspect in custody and investigation ongoing. an atlanta father was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering his son by leaving him in a hot car. justin ross harris declined to speak on his own behalf when given a chance but maintained his innocent throughout the trial. >> callously walked away and left that child in a hot car in
swelter and die. >> harris' attorneys are planning to appeal his conviction. the standing rock suit is calling for protesters to leave once they won a victory. the army corps of engineers denied a permit for it to cross under a rest sore but some protesters are vowing to stay worried that the army corps decision could be overturned in federal court. amazon redefined how we shop online. now the company is looking to by doing away with checkout lines. it is testing out a brick and mortar grocery store called amazon go. the store's wireless network connects to customers' cell phones then automatically detects and charges for items as they walk out the door. that store is expected to open to the public early next year. that would be fantastic. when we come back, mistrial. the south carolina cop who shot
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after a mistrial declared in a murder case. >> a white former police officer was charged with killing an unarmed black man but the jury could not agree on a verdict and abc's steve osunsami has more. >> the court, therefore, must declare a mistrial in this case. >> reporter: the mistrial in this racially divisive case means that this former north charleston police officer will wake up in his own bed this morning. but still under house arrest and wearing a gps device on his ankle. >> until my family can see justice, no, there's no forgiveness. >> reporter: as the black foreman of this nearly all white jury was telling the judge they just couldn't agree on a decision, two of the white women on the jury cried. >> and that's the way our system works. >> reporter: in a statement this morning, the prosecutor says we will try michael slager again. >> i don't care how it looks, it's not over. y'all hear me. it is not over. >> reporter: steve osunsami, abc
new research this morning about the dangers of douse si driving. a aaa report says missing one to two hours of sleep doubles their risk of getting into a crash and found in a 24-hour period the crash risk for sleep deprived drivers increases when compared to those who slept the recommended seven hours or more. snow led to this in frontial. a transit bus crashes into a group of cars then a truck smacks into the bus and then it ts another bus crashes into that truck. a police car, even a snow removal truck also end up slipping down the street but luckily despite the mess no one was hurt. a couple speeding along a slick highway in new brunswick, canada, got the frightening surprise as kevin mcgraw tried to pass this chuck, a piece of ice smashes the windshield.
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expecting their second child. >> talk about a big day. no word if it's a boy or girl or when the new arrival is expected. congratulations to them. the internet went wild as the victoria secret angels weren 0 the runway last night. we previewed the show last week when it was recorded in paris. check this out. >> we hasn't yet seen jasmine tookes who you see there in the night's fantasy bra said to be she sat still for three hours while a designer took a mold and then the bra was made from that mold. talk about a custom fit. >> doesn't that mean only she should have the bra? shouldn't she take that home. >> hopefully keeping it in the safe. >> nice. well, remember the canadian cop who threatened to make drunk drivers listen to nickleback. they apologized to the band. >> bullying in any kind of form
nickelback had that song "photograph" which was somehow called the worst song of all time. the police department posted on social media they would make drivers listen to it, drunk drivers in the backseat of cars as they drove them to the station. they're taking it back saying, sorry, nickelback. ? not like you to say sorry ? >> sing it through. ? a different story ? >> more news after this. ? later ? there as we start this tuesday.. december 6th. and very soon-- the rain will start and it won't stop for a long time. good morning washington. toss to eileen - rain develops by 8 or 9am (some sleet at onset, mainly sw & nw) - chilly, raw, rainy day - coldest air of the season friday and
syria. russian-backed government forces are moving to crush the last rebel holdouts in eastern aleppo. more than 100 aerial attacks and artillery shelling pounded the city on monday. at least 35 people were killed and more than a hundred were injured-- according to reports from syrian humanitarian officials. it's been almost a month since donald trump's victory on election day-- and since then, his approval numbers have gone up. that is according to a new g-w battleground poll.
favorable opinion of the president-elect, while 49 percent view him negatively. in mid-october, only 36 percent viewed him favorably and 61 percent viewed him negatively. this new poll also found that 55-percent of respondents did not believe he would follow through on his vow to build a wall between mexico and the u-s. the president-elect hasn't moved to the white house yet-- but already - some are thinking about the next election. when asked about his future white house plans-- vice president joe in 20-20. he told reporters he's not committing one way or another. biden was on capitol hill in his role as senate president to advance a medical research and innovation bill. the nationals may be nearing a deal to bring in some big time pitching help. according to ken rosenthal of fox sports the nats and white sox are closing in on a trade that would send left-handed starter chris sale to d.c. sale is a 5-time all-star. last season he finished with a record of 17 and 10.
still need to be lit. and today-- house speaker paul ryan will get in on the fun as he flips the switch for the official lighting of the capitol christmas tree. this year's tree is an 80-foot engelmann spruce-- all the way from idaho. the lighting ceremony starts at 5 o-clock. it's xx and we're just getting started. stormwatch7 is on weather alert this morning as we prepare you for the day ahead. right now all is quiet - but get ready for rain - and in some places a little sl washington i'm larry smith. and i'm autria godfrey. let's start things off with stormwatch7 meteorologist eileen whelan. - rain develops by 8 or 9am (some sleet at onset, mainly sw & nw) - chilly, raw, rainy day - coldest air of the season friday and saturday - wind chills range from the teens to low 30s today: cloudy and cold. rain, heaviest during the afternoon and evening. highs: 38-45 winds: e 5-10 mph