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tonight, breaking news. the shakeup inside trump tower. president-elect donald trump's team, one of his top advisers on national security, abruptly resigns. and who asked for national security clearance for the trump children? reports now that that staffer is also now out. also breaking, the airport halted at this hour, passengers stuck on planes after a deadly shooting. at one point, passengers told to shelter in place. the new isis threat tonight involving the thanksgiving parade here in new york city. brian ross standing by. the high school stabbing spree. multiple victims. authorities say the suspect was a straight-a student. and the stunning letter tonight from the mother of the boy who died in that hot car, her ex-husband guilty on all counts.
good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. and we have several breaking stories. first, the trump team. what it reveals about this new white house. and tonight, the new tension also revealed. president-elect donald trump today out of view at trump tower, as word comes in of a key national security adviser who bowed out. and after 24 hours of headlines that someone on the staff tried to get national security clearance for the trump children, now comes word that that staffer is now gone, too. abc's tom llas off. >> reporter: tonight in trump tower, the first cracks in the trump transition now starting to show. one of the president-elect's top advisers on national security abruptly resigning from the transition team. former congressman mike rogers reportedly pushed out. today, vice president-elect mike pence seen entering trump tower. pence only recently put in charge of the mammoth transition
trump staffer is out after requesting national security clearance for trump's children, ivanka, don jr. and eric, who are all on the transition team. senior adviser kellyanne conway forced to respond this morning. >> i am not intimately aware of that particular line of questioning, matt. but i only know what i read, which is that the inquiries were made very informally, and that's all i know. >> reporter: campaign sources say it was never a formal request from the president-elect or his children. but it comes wit facing new scrutiny over this image. her own company using the new first family's interview on "60 minutes" to promote her jewelry line, sending this alert to fashion reporters. noting ivanka was wearing, quote, "her favorite bangle from the metropolis collection on "60 minu minutes." the bracelet retails at $10,800. it highlights the blurred lines between the trump family businesses and the white house
>> people think that you're going to be part of the administration, ivanka. >> i'm going to be a daughter. but i've -- i've said throughout the campaign that i am very passionate about certain issues. >> reporter: today, ivanka trump's company blaming the bracelet incident on a "well-intentioned employee," adding they are "discussing new policies." the trump children not the only ones on the transition team facing questions. democrats sounding the alarm over the president-elect's choice for his chief strategist, stephen bannon, the former chairman of breitbart news, published headlines like this -- "hoist it high and proud: the confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage." >> people didn't vote for donald trump so that he could bring a white supremacist into the white house. >> reporter: but house speaker paul ryan, who bannon has repeatedly attacked, today refusing to criticize him. >> this is a person who helped him win an incredible victory and incredible campaign. the president is going to be judged on the results of this administration. >> reporter: as for trump himself, the president-elect
message -- "if the election were based on total popular vote, i would have campaigned in new york, florida and california and won even bigger and more easily." as it stands, hillary clinton is now winning the popular vote by more than 770,000 votes. >> and tom llamas with us live tonight at trump tower. and tom, on trump's incoming today, there is word tonight that dr. ben carson who, of course, ran for president, has removed himself from consideration for the citing experience? >> reporter: david, carson's top adviser telling reuters that carson's life has not prepared him to be a cabinet secretary, an interesting thing to say, since carson thought he had enough experience to run for president. carson himself saying he as a federal bureaucrat would be, quote, like a fish out of water. david? >> tom llamas leading us off. tom, thank you. and you heard tom report there on the president-elect's tweets over the popular vote, which hillary clinton won. he also tweeted about the electoral college. but those two different outcomes this time are helping to fuel
tonight in washington, d.c., young people walking out of school, flooding the national monuments. and it also comes amid new and disturbing images tonight from supporters of both sides. abc's mary bruce now. >> we reject the president-elect. >> reporter: in the nation's capitol today, hundreds of students put down their pens and picked up a protest sign. >> we want to let donald trump know that he cannot divide us with his racism, sexism, all that bigotry. >> reporter: they took over pennsylvania avenue, shut down the lincoln memorial. hundreds of d.c. students walking out of class to walk to capitol hill and make sure their voices are heard. even though most of them are too young to vote. many of those frustrated that those who are now protesting elsewhere and who could have voted did not. >> you should have voted. if you didn't vote at all, you pretty much just voted for trump. >> reporter: and listening at the back of this protest, trump supporters. >> give it a chance, accept the election. if you don't like it in three and a half, four years, vote him out. >> reporter: since the election, a dramatic uptick in reports of
according to the southern poverty law center, more than 400 incidents in seven days, four times more than an average week. this maryland church vandalized. at the university of michigan last night, a community rallying around its muslim students after incidents of ethnic intimidation. >> it's just absurd. it's horrible. >> reporter: in west virginia, two officials under fire including a mayor who resigned af comments posted about the appearance of first lady michelle obama. >> and mary bruce with us live tonight. and mary, you've also learned late today that the number of cases of intimidation and harassment have doubled since last friday, just the last five days? >> reporter: that's right, david. the splc reports that many, but not all of those incidents, made reference to donald trump. california had the highest reported rate, with over 50 acts, followed by texas, washington state, new york and florida. david? >> mary bruce with us live tonight, as well.
next to the other news this tuesday night, and an american airport on lockdown for much of this afternoon. a deadly shooting at the will rogers airport in oklahoma city. passengers told to shelter in place. the suspect on the loose, police searching car to car in the parking lot there. a complete ground stop, paralyzing the airport. and abc's phillip mena is in oklahoma city tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the manhunt for a suspected gunman at oklahoma city's airport. >> they just ground stopped the airport, they've got some situation going on here. >> reporter: just before 1:00 p.m., shots fired in the parking lot. >> a victim has been shot on the sidewalk outside of the southwest ticket counter. >> reporter: the gunman fatally shooting a southwest airlines employee, 52-year-old michael winchester. a pool of blood seen from above in the departure area. >> we're just getting told to halt all operations. >> reporter: officials shutting down the airport, telling everyone to shelter in place. some passengers stuck on planes
car to car, searching for the suspect, and a possible second victim. >> we've done a basic sweep of the entire airport. we've done a basic sweep of the entire parking lot area, all the levels, but obviously, until we can either find the suspect, we're not going to be satisfied. >> reporter: david, this is still a very active scene. the airport remains closed, and planes still grounded at this hour while authorities search for the gunman. david? >> phillip mena tonight. phillip, thank you. and from that airport, to other security concerns tonight, and with thank approaching, homeland security officials this evening with a somber warning, that the coming holiday season could mean opportunities for violent extremists. and this comes as isis is now publishing a picture of new york city's thanksgiving day parade, along with an ominous invitation to its followers. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: with its giant balloons, huge crowds and
the thanksgiving day parade a possible terror target. and now isis, in a message that features a picture of the new york parade, is calling on its followers to use speeding vehicles to attack outdoor events. >> it is very difficult to protect large gatherings such as parades from these type of attacks using vehicles, and we saw that, for example, last summer in nice. >> reporter: french authorities say 86 people were killed in the nice attack, as a man claiming allegiance to isis drove a huge truck through the horrified it's a scenario federal authorities and new york police said today they are well aware of. >> we have seen instances where isil has put out the call, and people have risen to that call, >> reporter: not the least because the parade route on thanksgiving day goes right past the big trump international hotel in new york city. preparations for the big parade are well under way. they are setting up the bleachers here along central park.
some 135 truck rental locations to set up a kind of early warning system for anyone who might be planning an attack like the one in nice. david? >> brian ross and your team, you'll stay on this. brian, thank you. and next here, to terrifying moments inside an american high school today. a stabbing spree, several injured. a 16-year-old student from utah going on the attack. the school put on lockdown. authorities say the suspect is a straight-a student. abc's clayton sandell is in utah. >> reporter: tonight high school is reeling after a stabbing spree, allegedly carried out by a straight-a student. >> mountain view high school. four possible stab victims. >> reporter: 7:47 this morning, police say a 16-year-old sophomore boy stabs five class mates in the neck and torso. kennedy shorten helps one victim. >> he was bleeding, and he said, a psycho is in there, he just stabbed me.
staff come running to help. >> actually had boxed the suspect into a little bathroom area, staff members did place themselves in harm's way. >> reporter: a police officer assigned to the campus shooting the suspect with a taser. >> suspect is down. >> this has been alarming today and kind of a wakeup call. >> reporter: the suspect also stabbed himself in the throat. tonight, the five victims are recovering. their conditions, fair to critical. and david, you can see, investigators are still on the scene here, and tonight, the big question is why. police have still not mentioned a motive, and the school district here tells us the student had no history of trouble. david? >> clayton sandell tonight. clayton, thank you. and next tonight, to those states of emergency, and now, a sweeping ban of any kind of burning in parts of seven states. wildfires raging for more than a week. no campfires, no cigarettes, no stopping of cars by the road side for fear hot tail pipes could trigger even more fires. smoke now drifting far from the fire zone. air quality and health concerns in atlanta, charlotte, several other cities, as well. and tonight there are breaking developments. several arson suspects are now
abc's eva pilgrim from north carolina again tonight. >> reporter: tonight, as firefighters on the ground and in the air battle the blazes that have scorched a hundred 100,000 acres, authorities in tennessee announcing two new arrests of arson suspects, and warning those thinking about setting fires. >> we're coming for you, and we're not far behind you. >> reporter: air quality alerts up across the region. at least 200 in tennessee hospitalized. the smoke briefly stopping some flights into charlotte's airport. in north carolina, janet m nervously watching the hills above her lake lure home. >> oh, i'm concerned. it was up there at the top of the ridge and now it's down to here. >> reporter: firefighters from around the country digging in. >> we're going to manage it until we get some help from mother nature. >> reporter: david, this fire moving, growing, prompting fire officials to order more evacuations here in the chimney rock area. david? >> eva, thank you. next tonight, the heartbroken mother whose little boy died in the family's hot car.
after a jury found her ex-husband guilty of murdering their son. leanna taylor, who testified in defense of her ex-husband, saying that blaming the parent here will not help. abc's steve osunsami with the mother's letter. >> reporter: it's pretty clear tonight that jurors didn't believe leanna taylor, who in court defended her ex-husband, saying that she, too, feels he accidentally left their 22-month-old son to die in this silver suv, outside his atlanta office in june >> cooper was the sweetest little boy. >> reporter: with harris convicted on all charges, taylor is taking her frustrations to facebook. "so, now you may be saying justice has been served. but guess what? you can convict every parent that this has ever happened to, and i can promise you two things. one, it will never bring our children back, and two, it will not prevent this from happening in the future. the problem is a society that refuses to believe this can happen to them. and i pray you never have to walk this path." child safety experts have made the same point.
this way accidentally started climbing in the 1990s, when cars started coming with passenger side airbags and parents were told it was best to move child seats to the back. carmakers are working on solutions, including alarms that can sense the weight of a child in a car seat. david? >> steve osunsami with us again tonight. steve, thank you. overseas tonight, and russia launching a fierce new round of air strikes on syria. launching missiles from warships, saying they targeted isis and al qaeda militants, but human rights observers neighborhoods, too. these new scenes of the devastation in aleppo, the attacks coming less than 24 hours after word that president-elect trump had a conversation with vladimir putin. and tonight, senator john mccain saying of putin's hope to improve relations with the u.s., quote "we should place as much faith in such statements as any other made by a former kgb agent who has plunged his country into tyranny, murdered his political opponents, invaded his neighbors, threatened america's
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finally, america strong. and the young track star at the university of wisconsin milwaukee, who is setting an example for anyone trying to overcome one of life's hurdles. we team up tonight with wysn. take a close look at this college senior, a track star, who is leading his team by example. taylor is deaf, but the message he's sending has been resoundi. >> reporter: coach eric kramer often heard by the rest of the team, but when it comes to taylor, the coach has learned as much as he's taught. >> it's definitely opened my eyes to help me with my communication. >> reporter: taylor is a green bay native. he was born deaf. joining his college team, but at first, the coach explains, it wasn't easy. >> we actually had interpreters at practice each day and they would go through and sign everything that i was saying. >> reporter: but the coach would learn how to sign himself.
at the 2016 horizon league outdoor championships, taylor placed second. and his time in the 400-meter hurdles broke a 35-year-old deaf track and field record. and just listen to what he tells the interpreter. >> we can do things just as well as people who can hear. and so, i wouldn't consider myself disabled whatsoever. >> i always joke that taylor listens better than most of the kids on the team. and he's deaf. >> reporter: and taylor says that oftentimes, the only hurdle for him is the way the hearing people see us. and we are rooting for taylor, too. thank you for watching on a tuesday. i'm david muir. we'll see you tomorrow.
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